Indonesia’s First Cab Service For The Differently Abled

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by Madhusree Chatragadda
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First of its kind, there is now a cab service for the differently abled in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

What Is It?

Known as Difabel or Difa which translates to ‘differently abled‘ in Bahasa Indonesian, the cab service began in 2015 and was the brainchild of Triyono. A Polio survivor himself, Triyono worked upon a solution and Difa took shape.

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“The key is mobility and visibility. After that comes acceptance, appreciation and inclusivity,” The Better World quoted Triyono.

What’s More?

Not only did Triyono start a specialised cab service for the differently abled but he also saw the potential in training differently abled people to become drivers themselves!

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“Difa has helped them to change, in terms of attitude, manners, self-esteem and communication skills,” he says. “All our drivers have mild disabilities and low education levels. Before, they were unmotivated. Now they speak better and care about their appearance. They are also better off financially,” Triyono further said in a conversation with The Better World.

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