18 October 2019

5 members of VDPA attended workshop for transporter by tourist department as panelist in 3rd October.

5 members of VDPA attended workshop for transporter by tourist department as panelist in 3rd October.They shared their experience when they use taxi or bus in Luganville. We want you to hear their voices and think about this issue.
Below is a part of their speech given during the session.

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【ALONE】
Mi stap mekem auto repair olsem se lo side blo customer service blo yumi lo Luganville. Fastaem mi orate nomo after mi accident nao after mi sidaon lo wheelchair. Mi kam wan member blo disability olsem lo ol service blo umi lo Luganville. I gat one discrimination we mi stap feisem lo ol area blo yumi lo Luganville especially lo ol service blo yumi ol transportation sometime. Time we mi wantem go lo taon blo karem one spare pad o one something olsem ia, mi go blo stopem one taxi we taem mi luk one taxi pass mi stopem, be mi luk se hem i no happy blo tekem mi be bae hemi stop be aksen we bae hemi mekem bae no happy blo folem truck blo hem after one something we i stap hatem man. Ol disability oli mas move smolsmol yumi move wetem kea be some hemia bae oli ras mekem se taem we hemi mekem olsem ia mekem se taem mi wantem wokbaot bageken mi nomo stopem taxi be mi kontactem taxi we mi save how blo handelem mi situation blo mi mo i stat tede i go olsem mi usum taxi we mi save mo mi never stopem taxi we mi never save hemi nao. One challenge we mi stap feisem wetem some acceseble to so side blo mi. Sometime mi stap go lo Espiritu santo mi stap go swimswim mi stap go usum toilet blo olgeta be wheel chair blo mi no save go nomo mi go be door blo olgeta i smol tumas taem mi talem lo olgeta blo changem after oli se bae oli changem be mi no save se oli changem yet o mi nomo pass bageken blo luk, so hemi nao ol chanllenge we mi mas lukluk lo hem.

【BRONIA】
Mi stap mekem product blo mi lo side blo showing after mi stap salem behaen lo sanma club, be evry time ol man oli kam oli no stap sapotem mi. From oli no save wanem language. Mi stap usum mo wanem sign blem we olgeta no save mekem se taem oli kam be oli go nomo stap go nomo oli no stap sapotem mi lo product blo mi we i stap.

【SHIRLEY】
Mi wantem talem nomo olsem lo service we yumi ol taxi driver mo ol transport wanem we mi stap feisem taem we mi stap luk lo ol some driver taem ol man oli stopem taxi o bus oli mas lukluk gud fastaem. Taem hemi luk se yu one disability bae hem jes laf nomo lo yu. After hemi go mo sometime mi stap luk taem mi slip lo bumbua taem mi stopem bus blo go putum ol pikinini blo mi taem lo afternoon blo mifla go back mifla nao last wan blo go back. I gud blo profeadem. One service we i equal from yu no ting se one person wetem disability yu putum behaen from yumi evry one yumi semak after yu pem bus i semak mi to mi pem bus i semak olsem yu. After some time mifala stap go lo ol training olsem taem mifala go wokbaot taem mifala go lo store fes somting we olgeta lo store oli mekem oli mas lukluk mifala fastaem. After oli stap toktok smolsmol. Hemi no one gudfala service ia. Yu profaedem olsem mi. Mi work from mani blo mi. Mi go blo pem wanem mi wantem yu to yu work insaet lo Chinese store. Mi pem yu askem gud se bae yu go wea from mi no talem blo mi mi one nomo. I gat fulap friend blo mi to. Mo mi luk lo las manis ia nomo we mi vote mi bin stap antap lo roani. Be wan boy i kam insaet blo vote be hemi deaf hemi no save toktok to be olgeta lo fes table tufala boy we sidaon lo fes table oli stap toktok lo hem oli no luk save se hemi deaf after taem mi mi luk luk gud mi jes rekconaesem se hemi deaf hemi no save toktok mi kirap mi kilim nara friend blo mi. Mi se hemi deaf ia hemi no save toktok before yu toktok lo one member blo disability yu mas luk luk good hem fastaem se hemi wanem kaen persone wetem disability . Yu save se yes hemia taem mi singaotem hem se yufala movem kam lo mi. After mi toktok lo hem. Hemi jes andastanem mi mekem se i jes go insaet blo vote. After mi wandem talem nomo se before yu servecem one man wetem disability, yu mas lukluk gud hem fastaem mo yu andastanem back graon blo hem o wanem blo hem blo yu save sevesem folem way blo hem bae hemi glad, be sapos yu no folem tingting blo hem bae hemi no glad nomo ating hemia mo mi sherem ia. I no blo mi one blo ol narafriend blo mi to.

【COURTNEY】
All barriers we mi stap feisem me no stap risivim ol gudfala service olsem ol narafala man lo town lo man. Oli stao lukluk nogud mi taem mi stap wokboat lo town mekem se mi stap sem mo to taem mi stopem bus some driver oli gud be some oli no stap mekem gud ol disability oli no wantem stop taem mifala stopem bus oli stap ron i go nomo mo before mi finis mi wantem talem nomo se mifala ol disability mifala semek lo evri naraman.

【JACK】
Barriers we mi stap feisem olbaot ia taem we mi stap wokbaot lo luganville taon ia footbat i nogat akses blo ol disability i no gat nomo evry binis house lo taon ia lo luganville ia i no gat akses blo ol disability. After taem mifala stap wokboat lo luganville taon mifla stopem wan truck i semak olsem ol colik blo mi. Oli talem finis somefala man oli no gat heart, somefala oli gat heart wetem mifala be mi stap sorry tumas ia lo side blo mifala. Ol disability we mifala stap move roan olbaot ia we ol man oli no stap luk save mifala even ol transport ol bus oli luk save nomo se mifala i no gud. After oli putum price bageken antap lo mifala wanem kaen luk mo wanem kaen tingting ia sapos yufala spesem mifala. After yu tekem truck lo province kasem taon hemi routem 200vt, be mifala go taon mifala pem 200vt be sapos hemi givim one speciel price lo mifala hemi 100vt, be somefala man yufala stap lukluk mifala sidaon ia somefala oli gat gud heart oli luk save mifala olsem brata ia i sidaon lo we ia green shirt ia hemi luk save wanem we i stap we mifala stap mekem. After hemi givim mani blo taxi blo mifala. Be somefala oli no luk save mifala nomo lo wanem we mifala stap move raon. Be ol building blo ol binis house ia mi bin go taon blo pem wan timber blo mi lo taon lo Vanuatu hardware naraside lo wan man Australian name blo hem Bob. Mi go blo pem timber blo house blo mi. Mi stap go antap be woman ia we i work insaet i se lukaot yu foldaon mi kirap mi lukluk hem long time. After mi tanem mi mi wokbaot i go antap mi pem timber blo mi finis. After mi stap kam back taon be woman ia i se lukaot yu foldaon after mi kirap.
Mi talem lo hem se hamas year nao yu work lo luganville since lo 1980 kasem naowia we hemi 39 year nao tumoro 40 year be i no gat wan akses blo disability lo ples ia blo yu save putum lo ples ia hemi wan smol somting nomo blo yufla putum hemi ram blo mi save move wetem working stik blo mi o wetem ol friend blo mi we oli usum wheel chair. Woman ia i kirap i talem lo mi se hemia wan old building mo plis yufala go out. Talem lo ol friend blo yufala se o luk ol building oli stap mekem includim disability insaet to blo mifala save move around semak lo yufala.

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