Meeting people from the Deaf Community in Vanuatu was not an easy task. Sign Language is not yet recognised, majority of the Deaf live in remote areas without easy access and a Deaf Association or Social Club are nowhere to be found.
But as persistent as we are, and not easily convinced, we got in contact with Vanuatu Society for People with Disability… and ta dah!
We were lucky to meet Damian who got in contact with people from the Deaf Community in Port Vila and Tanna Island. Without his help it would have been impossible to meet them, as some live in remote villages.
Here are some of the people we met:
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