3 social businesses
Bicyle and motorcyle garage
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.
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
Download our handicraft catalogue, and discover some of the items produced by the apprentices
Handicrafts making process
The last news, acitivities and projects at the Centre
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
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