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Lifestart Foundation

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Lantern making class

This was a wonderful class and was run very professionally in the air conditioned upstairs workshop... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Merryn W
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Great family experience

This cultural activity was great fun and let you express your creativity. Our instructor was... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Craig_from_Hampshire
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The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity offering visitors to Hoi An art and craft classes as well as the opportunity to find out more about the charity. Join us for a special half-day experience to learn more about...more
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175 Ly Thai To, Hoi An 560000, Vietnam
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful class and was run very professionally in the air conditioned upstairs workshop at the Lifestart Foundation shop. The proceeds from the class go directly to philanthropic projects in Vietnam, and proceeds from the sale of products in the shop downstairs go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Merryn W
KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us Merryn. We are happy to hear that your children enjoyed the class. Safe travels. Karen.

Reviewed August 7, 2018

This cultural activity was great fun and let you express your creativity. Our instructor was helpful as she could speak very good English and gave us clear instructions. The shop below also had local souvenirs and all the staff were friendly. I ended up having...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Spend an hour or away from the tourist throng kicking back making your very own little lantern from scratch. A peaceful way to spend some time, and the proceeds go to such a worthy cause. The gift shop on the ground floor has some beautiful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

This Foundation in Hoi An has a lovely store selling a wide variety of unique handmade gifts and products, it is well worth the visit! We took part in a lantern making class and it was a very peaceful and relaxing activity! A great way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caprice S
KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you so much for your review of our workshop and Lantern making class Caprice. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Best Wishes, Karen

Reviewed July 8, 2018

We attended the Lantern Making class for my friends recent Hen Do at it was absolutely brilliant. Our host was Dung and she was brilliant, really knowledgeable and patient with our terrible lantern making skills! She gave us some great insight into the work Lifestart...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us Sarah, we really appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that you had a great Hen's Do and had fun making lanterns under the instruction of Ms Dung. Best Wishes, Karen

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

I got a cute lantern and supported a good cause (supposedly), yet I came away a bit disappointed. Several layers to this: First, for an organization that supports disabled people, I was disappointed to see that none of the shop staff or the class instructor...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J R
KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

I found your review very offensive to all the people involved in the workshop and questionable at least.  I will commence my response with this, DISABLED PEOPLE ARE NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION AND SHOULD NOT BE ON DISPLAY. Please allow me address each of your "layers of...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time making our very own souvenir lanterns. Much appreciation for those who are experts at this craft. There was just the 2 of us and we enjoyed the workshop and learning about hoi an and the culture. Thanks for a great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tygan2018
KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us Tygan. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your class with us. Best Wishes, Karen.

Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

I participated in a morning lantern making workshop and met some wonderful people. It was a small cost for a great experience. I had so much fun making the lanterns and appreciating the work of lantern makers. I fumbled through with laughter as the trainer...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sue W
KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and recommendation to future guests Sue, we are very happy that you enjoyed your lantern making class with Lifestart Foundation. Best Wishes, Karen

Reviewed May 19, 2018

We initially wanted to do the painting class but had to settle for Lantern making as no painting class on that day. Cost $15 and paid gladly as this is a NGO supporting won in. Thoroughly enjoyed the Lantern making and brought mine back home....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your lantern making class with us and also very happy to hear that you were glad to support our NGO. Best Wishes, Karen.

Reviewed May 6, 2018

Our group participated in a lantern & painting class at the Lifestart Foundation in Hoi An. We fortunately had a good patient instructor & assistance for lantern making, as I am artistically challenged. I completedly about 40% of the lantern myself & it looked good...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Kalúa P
January 8, 2018|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is and cost was $20 US I think.
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Response from KarenHoiAn | Property representative |
When did you want to do the class?
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June 30, 2015|
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Response from KarenHoiAn | Property representative |
Sincere apologies for not responding in time. We usually receive inquiries via our website and did not see this one until today. Please accept my apologies. Karen
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