Lifestart Foundation Free School
This school caters for extremely poor, illiterate, disadvantaged, neglected and abused children aged between 8 and 20 years old who are not able to continue in main stream education. In a safe, happy and stimulating environment they are provided with lessons in Vietnamese literacy and numeracy. English classes and vocational training opportunities are also offered in order to improve their future employment prospects.
- New Students At The Lifestart Foundation Free School – Feb 14th 2008
- Lifestart Foundation Free School – Jan 12th 2007
- A New School For Lifestart Foundation – Aug 20th 2007
- Art Classes – Jun 7th 2007
- Beauty Class and Other Things – Nov 6th 2006
- Dental Day – Oct 25th 2006
The Lifestart Foundation believes that every child should have the opportunity to complete an education and for over ten years has been actively assisting students in Hoi An and its surrounding regions. Scholarships are available to children who are at risk of not being able to continue with their education because of financial difficulties. Scholarships include the provision of school fees, extra classes, books, stationery, uniforms and transport where needed..
In 2010, a Seven Year Educational Scholarship program was launched to give exceptionally bright but extremely disadvantaged children with limited financial resources the chance to fulfill their dream of completing an education. The provision of scholarships fund the completion of education for children from Year 6 to Year 12. Further sponsorship is sought by the organisation at the completion of Year 12 for children to attend university. Sponsorship for university attendance can be provided in the form of either business or private support. Our aim is to break the cycle of poverty through access to education. All students are monitored regularly to ensure that academic achievement and dedication to study is maintained. Direct student sponsorship is a positive way to ensure that a child will receive ongoing support for their education. When you take up sponsorship for one of our children donors receive a regular update on the progress of each student together with an annual personalised letter and current photo.. Learn More >
Helping Those With Disabilities
Lifestart Foundation Free Disability Community Centre
The Lifestart Foundation Free Disability Community Centre provides people living with disabilities in central Vietnam with new and improved opportunities. The Centre works directly with adults whose complex disabilities are a result of issues such as polio, war injuries, cerebral palsy and accidents. The Centre offers expert professional one-on-one assessments and depending on the patient’s special requirements they will receive a supervised rehabilitation exercise plan, information on nutrition, posture and details of locally based services. In addition, referral to a local hospital for surgery or prosthetics is provided for those who require specialist medical treatment. Learn More >
Lifestart Foundation Workshop
The Lifestart Foundation Workshop is designed to provide an outlet for the creation of fine arts and crafts. The success of the workshop has empowered its members to earn a sustainable income and gain a sense of independence.The workshop was established to provide opportunities for those living in difficult situations, particularly adults with disabilities. Initiatives such as training and capacity building, together with a supportive community network, ensures both transformative change and self-sufficiency. Learn More >
Creating Self-sufficiency for Lifestart Foundation
The Lifestart Foundation works tirelessly to help disadvantaged people become self-sufficient. The opportunity for new income streams has now been developed, this will see Lifestart Foundation become a more sustainable charity in the future. These sustainable income projects include the production and sale of Longlife Natural Body Products, Lifestart Foundation Workshop Classes And Tours and the Stitch-In-Time collaboration between Lifestart Foundation and Spotlight Australasia.
LongLife Natural Body Products
LongLife Natural Body Products are handmade by Lifestart Foundation Workshop members using the highest quality natural ingredients and 100% pure essential oils that will leave your skin feeling great and your senses revived. Our products are made under license from Crusoeden Body, Australia. LongLife Natural Body Products are gentle on your skin and environmentally friendly. All proceeds will help fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam. Learn More >
Lifestart Foundation Workshop Classes And Tours
When visiting Hoi An we welcome you to join us for a special half a day to learn more about the Lifestart Foundation and participate in our traditional Vietnamese painting & lantern making classes. The half day experience includes participation in both classes, a brief stroll through the town and an opportunity for one-on-one dialogue with Lifestart Foundation Workshop members. Complimentary Vietnamese tea is served hot or cold. Daily morning and afternoon classes are available with advanced reservations required. All proceeds will help fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam. Learn More >
Lifestart Foundation Youth Cultural Exchange
The Lifestart Foundation has a wonderful schools program designed to give students and their teachers the opportunity to learn about charitable and philanthropic projects in a developing country. The program includes a visit to the Lifestart Foundation Workshop, and a traditional Vietnamese painting and lantern making class. A school trip which combines learning about Vietnam’s rich history and unique culture together with a philanthropic experience can be life changing.. Learn More >
In October 2011, Lifestart Foundation joined with Spotlight Australasia in a philanthropic partnership called the “Stitch in Time” Project. Lifestart Foundation receives regular orders from Spotlight to make fair-trade silk shopping bags which are sold throughout their stores. All profits made go direct to the Lifestart Foundation Workshop member making the bags and also to help fund Lifestart Foundation philanthropic projects in Vietnam.