• 3 social businesses

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    Handicraft making

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    Bicyle and motorcyle garage

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    Coffee place

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    The origins of the project

    A place for the deaf&mutes

    Eleven years ago, the Sisters of Charity opened a school in Luang Prabang for the deaf&mutes children. They came from all north Laos to attend school and receive a proper education. Nowadays, eighty children from 7 to 20 are residents there.


    To complete their education, and insure their future, the Sisters of Charity have opened a three-year professional training program for the older students. At the end of their formation, they aim to be skilled enough to be employed and be independant.

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    Business and professional training

    A support to their learning

    To support the community work and promote the deaf&mutes training, the centre has launched businesses on place. As the young learn weaving, dressmaking, carpentry, catering and mechanic, a handicraft shop, a garage and a coffee place welcome visitors.

    Those social businesses are also complementary ressources, as the community intend to be self-sufficient.

    The handicraft activity is working BtoB and BtoC. Visitors can stop by the shop, and local companies can order handicrafts.

    The garage is dedicated to bicycles and motorcycles.

    The coffee serves beverages, snacks and "homemade food" at lunch time.

    Discover the Deaf & Mute Centre

    Video realised by Constance Morris and Lucia Mastroberti

  • Handicraft catalogue

    Download our handicraft catalogue, and discover some of the items produced by the apprentices

  • Handicrafts making process

  • Our Blog

    The last news, acitivities and projects at the Centre

    During our last exceptional open day, last Saturday, March 15th, the Centre was lucky to have the visit of a Portuguese couple called Jorge and Anabela Valente, the founders of diariesof, a very complete and beautiful travel magazine. In each magazine that Jorge and Anabela publish, there is a...
    Each year the Centre does its own homemade jams ... papaya, banana, sweet tomato and pineapple. The Centre sells the jam in its coffee place in order to have an additional income.
    Did you know that beautiful things could be made from used coffee capsules? The girls of the Deaf & Mute Centre have recently begun a new manual activity in order to launch handmade products aiming to be socially and environmentally friendly! One of the first idea is to create keyrings ! In...
  • A living place

    Coming to the Sisters of Charity centre means more than a simple shopping or coffee break visit!

    You will see the fantastic living place where it stands! The community grows vegetables, raises pigs, poultry, frogs and fishes. There is also a mushroom farm! The aim is to be as self-sufficient as possible.


    Discover an entirely sustainable place, and enjoy an experience of sustainable tourism while encouraging the deaf&mute community.

  • Where to find our handicrafts?

    In Laos and in France

    Luang Prabang View Hotel

    Pullman Luang Prabang

    Those hotels in Luang Prabang display some of our handicrafts for selling

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    TrendEthics - Des coussins éthiques et solidaires

    Support the South-East Asia traditional know-how

    Collecting fabrics from various minorities in South-East Asia, TrendEthics offers beautiful cushions made in France. Some of their fabrics have been woven in our workshop.


    See beside the last cushion covers called : "Pa ta kalo" pink and white, green and white, and blue and white- Spring collection 2020



  • Got Questions?

    We've Got Answers.

    Coming from the stadium, just before the Bowling Alley, Ban Phoumock, Luang Prabang. Look for the "hand logo".
    Monday-Saturday, from 8am to 5pm

    Read articles about the Deaf & Mute Community Centre

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    WEARELAO - Made in Laos - Crafts

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