Disadvantaged locals support themselves by selling their handicrafts here. Sustainable souvenirs include vases made of chopsticks, and coasters fashioned from recycled magazine pages. The workshop runs a number of classes including traditional painting and lantern making, with proceeds going back into the Foundation.
Lifestart Foundation Workshop. 77 Phan Chau Trinh, 84/(0) 167- 355-9447. This appeared in the May/June 2012 issue.