I am amazed at what shocking truths were revealed in a simple lighthearted conversation today with a girl in her early 20’s. A story of both parents in and out of prison, both serving long sentences, drug addictions, multiple partners leading to many half-brothers and sisters, an unplanned younger brother following the rape of the mother when going shopping, and other stories so disturbing I will not recount them here. But, the resilience shown with this past, and continuing challenging environment, is amazing to me. It was also a useful conversation to understand some of the social issues being faced in the community. Giving a hint at the scale of the problems being addressed by NGO’s…

By Colin Glenny

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