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Lifestart Foundation Workshop

14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 167 355 9447
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Lantern Making is a wonderful activity!

This Foundation in Hoi An has a lovely store selling a wide variety of unique handmade gifts and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caprice S
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Absolutely Brilliant!

We attended the Lantern Making class for my friends recent Hen Do at it was absolutely brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 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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14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank J R
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Tygan2018
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

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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

Thank Sue W
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, 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

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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

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, 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.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We did the vietnamese language class (for free) and it was so cool!! We learned some basic phrases and something about vietnamese life. Nice shop and super cool Workshop! Thank you

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review for Lifestart Foundation. I hope you were able to put some of the things you learned in our Language class to good use during your visit. Best Wishes, Karen

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Took a lantern making class by recommendation of our hotel and had a really fun time! The guide was so nice and spoke fluent english, explained to us about the culture and the life in Vietnam and hoi an in specific, and the lantern turned...More

Thank Nivi C
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your lantern class at Lifestart Foundation and that you appreciate that the money from this class directly supports the disadvantaged in our community.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Took a morning free language class and returned that afternoon to a lantern making craft class Practical introduction to speaking Vietnamese, delivered by Frank; clearly focused on maximum impact in short time. Good notes. Three of the family enjoyed the afternoon craft class, taking home...More

Thank Ronan H
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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hi Ronan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Really happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed both the Language and Lantern making class at Lifestart Foundation. Thank you so much for your support. Sincerely, Karen

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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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When did you want to do the class?
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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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