FOR 35 YEARS,
JACK LOOKS AFTER THE POOREST
ON THE PAVEMENTS OF KOLKATA...
100’000 impoverished persons each year see their lives change thanks to Jack and Calcutta Rescue. His NGO today offers global help concerning health, child education, training for adults and integration for marginalized people.
In a room perched on top of his school, Jack Preger leads a solitary ascetic life and roams the slums of Calcutta. His tenacity and radical choice of life led him to become the initiator of what is now a world movement of “Street Medicine”.
How a little Jewish orthodox boy from Manchester, a farmer deeply attached to the values of his native land, felt compelled, forty years ago, to become a devoted doctor at the head of the best Indian NGO of its category?
How could he create an organisation starting from nothing, which continues to develop today still in this gigantic city which is Calcutta? How far can self-sacrifice go to fight injustice?