Imagine if you could teach 120 people to be literate in one year for only $5.00 CDN/pupil.  Impossible you would say. However, if you visit Booth 413 called Teach a Mother: Change the World you can find out how a family of five Canadians do it.


GEM Munro

There you will see GEM and Tanyss Munro and their daughter Grace.

They have created unique “schools” in the heart of some of the most densely packed urban slums in the World. Those slums are in Dhaka and Khulna, Bangladesh.

With the help of Rotarians in clubs from Canada and Dhaka, they have found a very inexpensive way to educate a full classroom of 20 women and 100 children for under $10,000 a year. The school is a rented slum dwelling. Twenty mothers, go to school for 2 hours each day. They are taught both in the Bangla language and in English. The mothers to enter the free program must, in turn, agree to teach five children either their own or their neighbours.

READ a more detailed report at the Rotary Club of Dryden website dated May 11, 2016.

WATCH this video of a presentation by GEM Munroe, to the Rotary Club of Dryden dated May 4, 2016.

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