May 11, 2021
Tanyss Munro
Amorak Society Update

A followup on our clubs sponsorship of the Amorak Society work in Bangledish. 

Dr. Tanyss Munro has devoted her life, with her husband, best-selling author Gem Munro, to improving educational opportunities for vulnerable children and youth around the world.

In Canada, they designed effective, new approaches to overcome chronic disadvantages faced by troubled indigenous communities through education. This pursuit took her from Canada's far north as Director of Education, to senior advisor for regional Indigenous governments, to Parliament Hill as senior advisor to Ministers of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

Tanyss and Gem founded Amarok Society in response to the still-ongoing education crisis where one in three children is growing up illiterate. Clearly a novel approach was needed – and they opened their first novel school in 2006.

What binds the overlooked Indigenous populations and the illiterate, destitute women in mega-city slums, is the Munros conviction that these dismissed populations are as capable as anyone in the world of doing the impossible.

For their work, they were recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.