Rishi’s Journey gives him Confidence

Rishi stands holding on to a pole in a train carriage. He is wearing a red shirt, and purple jacket.
Rishi stands holding on to a pole in a train carriage. He is wearing a red shirt, and purple jacket.

Welcome back to our collection of Stories of Independence. Guest writers are invited to share their own personal experiences, or express their views on the world around them. Rishi, a client of VisAbility Children’s Services shares his journey to school, and how this has had a tremendous impact on his confidence and independence.

Let’s step into Rishi’s shoes. This is his story.

“My Journey Gives Me Confidence, by Rishi.

I really like catching public transport because it has improved the confidence in my life. The journey is about 20 minutes to school. Sometime I would see a friend on the journey. I take the train from Bassendean to Midland station then catch a bus to Lasalle college.

Here are some tips for beginners who want to catch public transport:

  1. Always be organised
  2. Always have money or your smartrider card on you
  3. If you need help just ask one of the Transperth staff
  4. If you are going with a friend make sure to ask them these two questions…
  5. Do you know which service we are catching?
  6. Do you have money or a smartrider?

Those are some tips that could be helpful and useful. That was my story on how I catch public transport to school.”

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