- International New Year’s Day: 01 day on 1st Jan 2018.
- Vietnamese Tet holiday: 7 days from 15 – 21 February and re open on 22 February 2018.
- Vietnamese Kings’ Commemoration Day: 01 day on 25 April 2018
- Liberation Day/Reunification Day and International Labor Day: 02 days 30 April and 1st May 2018.
The families we support are extremely poor with most living in the country side. Many are farmers deeply affected by the recent typhoon and subsequent flood. Many have lost their homes and possessions, their crops and even loved ones. We continue to collect donations to help those who were most severely impacted. Australian donations are tax deductible. Donate now >
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- A PDF Document
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Jan-June 2017 click here >
The Lifestart Foundation Workshop
- Beautiful Fair-trade Shop (Products made on site!)
- Traditional Painting and Lantern Making Classes
- NEW! Free Daily Vietnamese Language Classes
- Artist Studio
More info or wholesale orders please contact us here >
The Lifestart Foundation is a grassroots, not-for-profit charity that helps disadvantaged Vietnamese people and their families to become self-sufficient. Founded in 2000 by Australian Karen Leonard and supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, the Foundation applies a holistic approach to helping those in need through proven working programs and initiatives which are designed to effect a generational change. Việt >