Good morning everybody, I’m Chris Anfuso along side Danny Mejia, and we’re here to tell you about disabilities in the Global South. You’re absolutely right Chris. To begin with, we got the Dominican Republic, Neighboring country is Haiti. It’s a beautiful island in the Caribbeans. It has a population of 10.8 million people, 12.3% is disabled, and they have a poverty of 20%. And now we go live to Paola Ramirez and Anthony Laterra To tell you more about transportation issues with disabled people. The Dominican Republic for many is a Caribbean paradise, with its beautiful mountains, fertile fields, and consistent tropical weather, who wouldn’t want to spend their vacation days on the island? But for the disabled community in the Dominican republic, not is all as happy as it seems. Here we have Anthony Laterra, a Dominican citizen who uses a cane, to tell us more about today’s story on the lack of transportation for disabled individuals. Hey Anthony, how are you? It’s a pleasure to be with you, how are you? I’m good, thank you. My first question is what obstacles do you face everyday? It’s gonna be a long story, you know that. I face…I face…poverty. money issues. I’m going through long walks, long distances. I’m trying to find a way for transportation to get to spots that I want to do. you know, things happen. So how has this lack of transportation affected your life? It affected my life many ways, many ways. But my leg. Flares up when I sit and walk. And all of a sudden, It just hurts, and hurts. But, I just gotta get through it, and live life the best. So is there anyway you could get accessible transportation? Unfortunately, no. Not even. I try to find some other way to transport, to transportation, But no unfortunately not, but in major cities they have transportation like, trains, cars, but no, I don’t have any unfortunately. So what are some solutions that you’ve come up with for this problem? Strengthen my leg, working, exercising, getting a little bit healthier and stronger. but hopefully, hopefully. I’m trying to find another way to get transportation, from here to there. Thank you Anthony. (whistling) Excuse me sir, how you doing? Oh sir, good how are you? Good, good! What are you doing? I’m waiting for the bus to get to work. Waiting for the bus? What bus, what bus! What do you mean what bus? How do you get to work There’s no bus! How do you expect me to get to work to earn my living? Only in major cities, cmon man! Ugh, so we gotta walk? yea yea, you gotta walk. Let’s get going, why not. You good there? Back to you Chris and Danny. Welcome back everybody, Daniel Mejia and Chris Anfuso here, Today we’re going to be informing you about the situation at Ukraine. Yes, Ukraine. The only global south country in Europe, known for it’s flat, grassy, plain lands and and a climate similar to the United States. With a population of 42 million, a disabled percentage of 6%, and a poverty rate of 60%. Now we’re going live to Paola Ramirez and Jager MckRollin to talk about the horrible situation with the health care. No we go live to Ukraine, where conditions are nowhere near as pretty as they were in the Dominican Republic. Ridden with poverty and poor health care, children who require extra care, such as disabled children, and premature babies are essentially left alone and stand no chance. Here we have Jager McRollin, father of a premature child, to tell us more about this issue. Hi Jager, how are you? Good, thank you. Thank you for bringing me in. So my first question is tell me more about your situation. Ahh yes…my situation. So me and my wife just had our newborn child and unfortunately he was born prematurely. And ah, they basically told us there was nothing they could do, he was left to survive on his own. So explain it to us further, the situation with your healthcare. Ah yea, so there really is none. Is the situation. Most disabled children they basically say if they make it out of their birth stage they go into the institutions, and then if you feel like you know, fostering after them, that’s on you. So if your child is to survive, what will you do then? If my child survives, I’ll definitely take him under our care, because the care here is not substantial so I wanna make sure he’s taken after well. Hopefully he makes it out of it. Thank you Jager. Jager! Oh Doc! How are you, what’s the consensus? How are you doing? Good, good. Your cute little baby, with that little tummy of his, But, a misunderstanding you know. I love babies, babies are my kind of thing! Yea, yea. But unfortunately, he was born prematurely. So there’s two options. He can go to an institution, or or, you could take care of him yourself. Oh for sure, I’ll take care of him myself yea yea. Thank you, keep me posted. Chris and Danny, back to you. Up next Chad. The landlocked African country which may be one of the most global south countries there is. An illiteracy rate of 90%, 51 years life expectancy, and 10% of their population dying within the first 5 years of their life. In addition, Chad has a population of about 15 million people. Roughly 10% is disabled, and 45% of them live under poverty. And now we go live to Paola Ramirez standing by. Back to you Paola. Now in Chad, where children with disabilities are regarded much differently. With ideologies that seem to be centuries behind the rest of the developed world. Now we bring in Karri Achebe to share some of the culture’s perspectives. Hey Karri, how are you? Good, it’s a pleasure to be here. So tell me more about how you view children with disabilities. There nothing but snakes. Nothing but mumbo-jumbo snakes! Bad curses! Jumbo-mumbo…it’s not good. So what do you do with these children? Put them in the forest where they can be abandoned, who wants these snakes! And then the babies when they’re abandoned, they turn to these deep sea dwellers! So what opportunities are there for children with disabilities, if any? There’s, one school, one school in the whole country of Chad. There in that school they can develop a career, and a pathway. Thank you Karri (baby crying) The baby is sad. He’s a snake! (repeating he’s a snake) I can’t do this, no more! No more snake! No more snake! (Baby screams) Back to you Danny and Chris. Columbia, right Chris? Absolutely. Alright, Columbia is a country in the northwest of South America. Columbia has 3 major cities: Medellín, Bogotá, and Cali. It has mountain ranges and the amazonian rain forest. And on top of that, the population is 49 million with a poverty rate of 34%, and a disabled percentage of 6%. Now Paola Ramirez will tell you about the horrible education system for people with disabilities. Back to you Paola. Now in Columbia, where children with disabilites have minimal educational opportunity. Limited access to accommodating schools result in extremely low literacy rates and hinder opportunities for financial success. Here we have Pablo Rodriguez, a Colombian citizen living with an intellectual disability to tell us more Hi Pablo, how are you? Good how are you? I’m good, thank you. So growing up, what does your childhood look like? Growing up I started school a little bit late, no not even a little bit, like 5 years later than everyone else. So it was a pretty rough time because I was learning things that like 5 year old’s were learning So I didn’t really make that many friends due to starting school later. How did it feel seeing other kids go to school when you couldn’t? I was really sad honestly because I feel like I wasn’t one of them and I was just a kid trying to have fun and go to school. They were all just going and I wasn’t allowed to because of my disability. So what did you education look like? My education, It was pretty honestly still learning it right now, still stuck in the system, But, it’s really basic like I was 12 years old and learning something that a 7 year old or a 5 year old would be learning. It was basic math, anything that would just help you get a job basically. So what does your life look like now? Right now I’m still in school, I’m still working hard It’s all pretty basic stuff right now and once I get out I’m just gonna try and look for a job. Thank you. Alright class lets go over some quick little math facts. So who can tell me whats 3+2? 5! That’s right Victor it’s 5! Alright now, who can tell me whats 2+1? Pablo? 21? No, Pablo try again. 31. Cmon Pablo this is why you’ve been in here for so long, you’re better than this! 3! 3! It’s 3! You got it! (Cheers) Danny and Chris, back to you. Thank you everybody for tuning in with Danny and I on the 4 countries that we dove into and their treatment of people with disabilities. We truly hope that you guys learned something today So that we can better the lives of people with disabilities not just in the United States, but also worldwide. And hope you guys found it entertaining and interesting. Thank you. See you guys next time. So is there any way you could get accessible transportation? By calling and Uber. This is Chris Anfuso along with Danny Mejia, and we are here today to discuss disability throughout the world. Yes sir. Beginning with uh Ukraine, ah, we take our way into the third world, global south country where hitting the fan quite literally. Now try again. 31. Cmon Victor, no its not Victor! Yea, now were going (laughs) You’re absolutely right Chris. To begin with, The Dominican Republic is a beautiful island in the Caribbeans surrounded by Haiti, and some other neighboring small countries? With a percentage? A disabled percentage of 12.3 and 20 million people live in poverty. Whats next? 20 percent! 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Yea…now were going (laughter) Now we’re going live to Paola Ramirez and Jager McRollin (Laughs) Jager! Doc, how are you? Whats the consensus? your baby with the huge little tummy, I love the tummy, you know, that tummy, feels so good (laughing) Thank you everybody for tuning in with Danny and I today about the 4 countries in the global south that we uh… That we um… Wrap it up! So tell me more about how you view children with disabilites? Bad, bad, bad, bad (laughs) Good. Right?