What lies down the track?

In the warm shadow of the overhead Bangkok highway, alongside the railway tracks slicing through the slum structures, in an area full of sights and smells most people go out of their way to avoid; lives Kainui. Kainui already wears his environment like outer clothes. Although six years of age, he has the size and look of a three-year-old. His constant companion is the television – always on – often showing images children should not see. His parents are drug users and the slums harbour crime. Few words shock Kainui. …

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About the Author

Nevin Nitschke

Nevin Nitschke is Program Officer for Lutheran Church of Australia International Mission (LCAIM)