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Lifestart Foundation Workshop

14 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 167 355 9447
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LANTERN WORKSHOP ... A MUST DO IN HOI AN!!

I participated in a morning lantern making workshop and met some wonderful people. It was a small... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue W
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Lantern making

We initially wanted to do the painting class but had to settle for Lantern making as no painting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RikavanR
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 15 April 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 16 April 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 9 April 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

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 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 5 April 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

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 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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Reviewed 1 April 2018

On my 6th visit to Vietnam finally got round to attending an introduction to Vietnamese class here. It helped me appreciate so much about Vietnamese culture and the language, no wonder they pronounce English differently from me...and infinitely better than my Vietnamese! ..and it was...More

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hi Kathie, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your class with Lifestart Foundation and that you have a new appreciation for Vietnamese culture and language. Hope to see you again on your 7th visit to Hoi An. Best Wishes, Karen.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

A group of us went to a lantern making workshop here that was wonderful. The crafting was fun and the finished product looked very professional for someone who isn’t naturally crafty. However the real highlight was the wonderful instructor and the information she shared about...More

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

What a lovely review thank you! We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time joining in our Lantern making class and how you also appreciate our Fair Trade shop which does so much for the local community. Best Wishes Karen

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

This fair trading shop sells a large variety of items of a unique high quality hand made nature from disadvantaged (Minority groups and disabled etc) people in Vietnam. No cheapy imported or factory made items made in bulk by underpaid workers. They also run workshops...More

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We very much appreciate that you have taken the time to write this and also to understand the mission of Lifestart Foundation. Safe Travels. Karen

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Really fun morning - doing a painting and then lantern making class here. It was booked by our travel agent - and not something my husband would have naturally signed up for - but we both really enjoyed the experience. Our lady teacher spoke very...More

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KarenHoiAn, General Manager at Lifestart Foundation Workshop, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your classes. Your support is very much appreciated. Sincerely, Karen.

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Kalúa P
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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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