Join us for a special half-day experience to learn more about the Lifestart Foundation and to enjoy our traditional lantern making & language classes. All proceeds fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam.

New Workshop

There are many classes in Hoi An, but what makes us different is that we are a not for profit charity. Our classes give visitors the opportunity to learn about local people from disadvantaged situations, many of whom have complex disabilities or are from ethnic minority groups. You will receive a unique insight into their needs and learn how you can make a difference. Your half day includes participation in both classes and a brief video about our projects.


Lifestart lantern classLantern 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.

Sample Schedule

      • 9.20 am – Meet at the Lifestart Foundation Workshop
      • 9.30-10.30am –  Vietnamese Language Class
      • 10:30 -11:45 am–  Lantern Making Class
      • 11:45 am-12 pm – An opportunity to find out how the Lifestart Foundation is helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn about our makers and how their products are made.

Book Online

Vietnamese Language Class  – Cost: 220,000 VND per person
Lantern Making Class  – Cost 360,000VND per person
The Lifestart Foundation Workshop hours are 8am – 5pm Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).
We will also be closed:
  • Monday September 3rd

Advanced reservations required. Bookings within 48 hours please contact via phone +84(0) 167 355 9447 or 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An.  A min of 2 persons required.  Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  All classes are not suitable for children under 10 years old. Private, group or school tours. can be arranged. Please contact us for more info.


If you have booked online and HAVE NOT received a response within 24 hours please contact us directly via our email address or phone.

Lifestart Foundation Workhsop Map of Hoi An