Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre: Vientiane Craft Tour: Make Handicrafts & Learn Sign Language

Vientiane Craft Tour: Make Handicrafts & Learn Sign Language

Vientiane, Laos

Lao Disabled Women's Development...

Non-profit organization

3 hours
From$30 USDper person

Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre is a nonprofit organization run by Lao women with disabilities which offers resources and support for women with disabilities to be independent, such as vocational and life skills training.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn how to make handicrafts out of recycled paper while supporting vocational skills training programs for women with disabilities.
  • Craft your own unique work of art to take home with you.
  • Learn sign language from a hearing impaired woman.

Tour revenue will be invested in enabling women with disabilities from all over Laos to live and study at the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre, gaining life skills and vocational training to empower them to establish an independent life.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Children, Families, Youth, Students, Professionals, People with disabilities

  • Languages

    English, Laothian

  • Weather

    Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 50

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment


  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre is an exciting new destination in Vientiane. In a beautiful garden setting, it is situated on the banks of the Mekong just down the road from the Friendship Bridge. Women with disabilities come from all over Laos to live and study here, gaining life skills and vocational training to empower them to set up an independent life. Here, visitors can learn about Lao culture, meet some inspiring women and support a fantastic cause. Funded almost entirely through donations, your tour will provide crucial support to help us continue enabling the disabled in Laos.

On this tour, sit with our paper product team and learn how they turn recycled newspapers into beautiful handicrafts! Craft your own piece to take home or learn sign language with a hearing impaired woman working at the Centre. After, visit the Showroom to learn more about disability in Laos and shop for beautiful handicrafts made by Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre staff and graduate students.

Enjoy a delicious lunch made fresh with vegetables from the Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre's garden.

Vetted & Visited By

Ribbon ambassador
Orsolya & Yannick
January 21, 2018

1 Visitor Review

    Orsolya Lovetei and Yannick Martinez ●  Jan 22, 2018

    We participated in a paper craft class. It was good to learn how to turn newspaper to handcraft and we made some objects with the help of the women. We learnt about their everyday lives in the center, some of them come from poor families or lost their parents at an early age and the center is the only hope for them for a better future. Some of them stay in the center for a longer period of time while others find a job at a company or start an own business. They prepared a delicious lunch for us and the tour was very interesting as well.

Tour Start Address

Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre, Thadea Road, Dongphosy Village, Hatsayfong District, Vientiane, Laos

How To Get There

The #14 bus departs regularly from the Morning Market (Talat Sao) bus station, stops at the Friendship Bridge, and then passes by the Centre and goes on to the Buddha Park. You can ask the driver to stop at the center (“soon pee-kan” in Lao).

More About Lao Disabled Women's Development Centre


To be a successful organization of people with disabilities in Lao P.D.R. and to empower people to engage their abilities by accessing education and employment.

Main Programs

  • Creating practical opportunities for people with disabilities through vocational training and life skills training

  • Promoting awareness and raising the profile of disabled women by being an active advocate for their rights, recognition, and equal opportunities

Awards & Recognition

Catholic Relief Services
Malaysia Embassy
Grant Winner
Australia Embassy
Grant Winner
Grant Winner