ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hope Center in Vietnam offers handicraft products to the market

Updated on April 9, 2011

Hope Center Group Picture April 2011

Hope Center, Hue Vietnam. Workers say hello!
Hope Center, Hue Vietnam. Workers say hello!

Hope Center offers Industrial Sewing courses

The Hope Center started twelve years ago with it's first vocational training to hearing disabled students teaching industrial sewing and garment manufacture. Many of these first students are now working at reputable tailors and CMT manufactures in Hue. A true success story.

Five years ago the Directors of the Hope Center decided to start a handicraft production division. Although strictly speaking all workers at the Center also have to attend the sewing classes as a foundation course so that they are able to help out the uniform making division should the work load require this.

The sewing course is offered twice a year for six months each course. A special teacher takes this course. Disabled and disadvantaged people have to be handled carefully.

Disadvantaged and disabled people need extra nurturing

Disabled people grow up having to endure teasing and cruelty by teachers, their peers and members of the general community. They are often not supported in the regular schooling system and find themselves struggling to complete their education or let alone be able to further their education by attending University.

Disadvantaged people on the other hand could most often quite easily cope with the regular school education but due to circumstances beyond their control they find that they are unable to attend school. In many cases the family cannot afford to send them rather requiring them to earn a living to provide support for all members.

Disadvantaged people in Vietnam also have a further hurdle to jump over. There is a highly regulated certification system at schools. If a student should loose their papers or not complete a class and thus forfeit the certificate it is almost impossible to return to school at a later stage.

By the time these people arrive at the Hope Center they tend to have lost all confidence in their own abilities. Not only do they lack in self-belief but they also struggle to communicate as they have missed out on many years of formal education.

Teaching disabled and disadvantaged people requires much patience and requires the teacher to provide encouragement as the number one element of the teaching process.

Once new members have successfully completed the sewing course they are already much more self-confident and able to work within the group and communicate well whether by sign language or gesture. They are immediately offered employment and being able to earn ones own living is a huge boost to ones self-belief.

Group of hearing disabled artisans at Hope Center

Hau and his team of artisans at Hope Center
Hau and his team of artisans at Hope Center

Handicraft production at Hope Center, Vietnam

Those workers who are interested in moving to the handicraft production team are readily encouraged to take this up as a career move. In particular the deaf members make excellent team members as their unconditional focus on their work makes them exceptionally accurate and thorough workers. These are definite qualities that benefit the handicraft production process.

At the moment the product range is heavily in favour of recycled wire products. The reason for this is that a Canadian wholesaler has generated a fair amount of demand for these lovely products.

But the group of artisans are starting to plan for a greater selection of good quality products and meetings will be held every week to brain storm possible products and trends that could be followed.

The main excitement for new product development has been encouraged by the new shop that will be set up in the near future. The only thing stopping the opening is the lack of funds. But a fund raising campaign will be starting in the next week. 

The Hope Center and its artisans and garment manufacturer deserve all the success they can achieve. Hard work and perseverance will pay off for them.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)