From Oct, Furama opens a new "LifeStart Tour". This half-day tour will be a memorable cultural exchange, beginning with traditional Vietnamese painting and lantern making classes. The classes will be followed by a brief scenic boat ride then a stroll through the picturesque old town and finishing with a tour of the Lifestart Foundation Workshop and gift shop featuring a variety of fine arts and crafts. Guests will have the opportunity to meet local people from disadvantaged situations and to engage in a respectful considerate manner.
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.