Bodh Gaya: Jeanne Pere, a retired French teacher, has left France to make Bodh Gaya her home with a mission to provide free education, healthcare and a better life to her neighbourhood that she now calls her Bihar family.
Till yesterday, children at Pere's locality were loitering about, doing nothing. But due to sustained efforts of Jeanee Pere, life is different today - they are taking singing classes and are also learning kathak and karate.
Under her influence, the whole neighbourhood has changed for good.
"They call me mummy jee, and I treat them like my children. Now, I'm seeing them for 10 years and it has become my family. I'm mother for them," said Jeanee Pere. ...more
03:01 PM, Dec 23, 2011