This evening we welcomed Mr. Gem Munro from the Amarok Society ( to speak about his charitable project in Bangladesh. 
Mr. Munro and his wife, Dr. Tanyss Munro, founded the Amarok Society to provide basic language and civic history education to poor women in Bangladesh. The country is one of the world's most densely-populated countries in the world, with 162 million living in just 144,000 square kilometres of land. Poverty is reportedly wide-spread*, with many communities unable to provide basic literacy, math and social studies to their members. 
The Munro's bring teachers from nearby neighbourhoods and use available spaces such as neighbourhood houses to educate and empower women. Through educating the mothers, the Amarok Society is helping families make use of previously untapped potential and create a positive learning environment for their younger generations. 
We thank Mr. Munro for taking the time to speak with our members and present his project for consideration. You can find more information about his organization's work at His book, "South Asian Adventures With The Active Poor", is also available online at his site.
G.E.M. Munro from the Amarok Society. March 21, 2017.