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Jory: Third World conditions in our backyard

Written by Rex Jory

WITHIN 10km of the centre of Adelaide, thousands of children live in Third World conditions.

Children as young as five are constantly hungry.

Some have only one meal a day. Many go to school without breakfast. They have one set of clothes, one pair of shoes, no belongings, no toys and no hope.

This picture of the bottom strata of Adelaide society – unofficial and imprecise – deeply troubled Adelaide property developer Ian Steele. To adopt a phrase he often uses, Ian wanted to make a difference.

So he set up his own charity group, KickStartfor Kids.

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