Dec 15, 2022 7:00 AM
Gem Munroe Amarok Society
Teaching illiterate mothers to become neighbourhood teachers.

Gem Munro has devoted his life and career to improving educational
opportunities for disadvantaged people across Canada and abroad.
Pursuit of this objective carried him into residence in unfortunate
communities across most of Canada, before carrying him overseas.
He is presently a Director of Amarok Society, a registered Canadian charity
that provides education programmes to the very poor in Bangladesh. As
well, Gem is a bestselling author and artist whose new book, And Where
the Wind Spun Them, follows the epic adventures of a resourceful girl and
her courageous little brother who struggle, by wit and grit, to overcome the
perils and extreme disadvantages of their lives. (Sale of his books is a
major fundraiser for Amarok Society.) For their work, Gem and his wife, Dr
Tanyss Munro, were recipients of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee