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Lifestart Foundation Workshop

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Address: 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
Phone Number: 8401673559447
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The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop is a not for profit charity...

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 the Lifestart Foundation and to enjoy our traditional art classes! Your half day includes participation in both classes, a brief video about our workshop and an opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with our members. All proceeds fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam.

Traditional Painting Class - Have lots of fun in our traditional painting classes offered by our Lifestart Foundation recipient and local artist, Sinh Trong.

Lantern Making Class - Learn how to make your own miniature Hoi An lantern taught by our workshop staff. Take your unique lantern home as a memory of your time spent at the Lifestart Foundation.

Free Daily Vietnamese Language Class - Feel less like a tourist, and more like a local! Every Morning & Afternoon FREE & FUN 1/2 Hour Lesson!

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$16.50*
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Hoi An Lantern Making Class with Lifestart Foundation
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The Lifestart Foundation Traditional Vietnamese Painting Class in Hoi An

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There are many places selling tea and crafts but putting money into the hands of the differently abled is in my view a more harmonious way to shop

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many places selling tea and crafts but putting money into the hands of the differently abled is in my view a more harmonious way to shop

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Thank you so much for your review and for also appreciating that our products are all hand made. In particular our differently abled makers appreciate your support. Best Wishes, Karen. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little shop has some really interesting things in it. I found several things I couldn't resist and the fact that they use the money to help the impoverished helped convince me to buy them ;)

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us Rebekah, we really appreciate your positive comments! Best Wishes, Karen More 

Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 9 yo and I did the painting class and the lantern making class. Painting was difficult and might have needed more time (or an older participant) but was fun. Lantern making was moved along quickly with adept help. Also tea and language lessons. A solid choice for a craft experience with a fair trade non profit helping women in... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. So happy to hear that you and your 9 year old enjoyed your craft experience with us. Cheers Karen More 

Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed making our small lanterns. Lots of colours to choose from and clear instructions on how to do it. It was interesting to find out about the project and meet some of the women who make objects to sell in the shop. The project has helped them and their families due to their disabilities. I would definitely recommend... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Hi Char and Liv, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Your positive comments are truly appreciated and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed hearing about our project work. Safe travels. Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed spending an hour making lanterns, it was only the two of us, and the lady we were with had very good English and worked hard to interact with us and teach us about her culture, it was very interesting we were just too focused on gluing our lanterns! Enjoyed the video about the project at the end, and... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Ellie. Glad to hear you enjoyed your lantern making class and the visit to our workshop. Thank you for your support. Safe travels, Karen More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

A great workshop learning how to make lanterns - small class (3 people) and our teacher spoke amazing English (the best I've heard from a Vietnamese person so far on our trip!) It was lovely to sit and chat about local life and customs as we made our lanterns. Also a very worthwhile project providing jobs to disabled and disadvantaged... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us, we really appreciate your feedback and encouragement and I will pass on to your teacher your compliments regarding her level of English. Best Wishes, Karen More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent class devoted to teaching newcomers some basic language & cultural guidance. The Foundation supports disadvantaged people to develop new skills; find housing; disabled people to obtain transport; provide education. A wonderful enterprise that is worth supporting.

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Free Language Class at Lifestart Foundation. I hope that what you learned helped you during the rest of your travels. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, we really appreciate it. Sincerely, Karen More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We paid 15 USD to attend a hour long lantern making workshops. We chose it because apparently 100% of the cost went to sustaining the charity. The lantern it's self turned out nicely. Nice way to spend a hour and give back to local women's community. Keep expectations minimal and be prepared for a guilt trip video and meeting the... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to do our lantern workshop. 100% of the money does support our charity work in the local community. Out of our 250 plus reviews your comments are the first of this kind, so I think that speaks volumes. Our customers have found our 3 minute video about our project work and the disabled makers who make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I spent a wonderful hour & a half making a lantern at Lifestart in Hoi An. Our teacher was fantastic! She spoke impeccable English having spent a year working in Melbourne. S Her instructions were clear and she helped us with any tricky bits so that we came away with a gorgeous lantern. In between our crafting she told us... More 

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for your review. Your positive comments are truly appreciated. I will pass on your compliments to your teacher Dung, we think she is great too! Safe travels, Karen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We went for a free language lesson and it was really good and the teacher was lovely , really enthusiastic and encouraging . Great to support such a worth while cause , tempted by the free tea tasting and took home done delicious jasmine tea, Incense and chop sticks

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and feedback. I will be sure to pass this on to your teacher. We really appreciate your support. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Best Wishes, Karen More 

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