One Million Words Asia Literacy Organization


Gemma Calope

Gemma Calope

Vice President Philippines Operations

Ms Gemma Calope, is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Education from Mindanao, and she has been actively involved in helping develop education and literacy in Asia since 2009.

Ms Calope is the co-author, with Dr Lockyer, of a series of kindergarten textbooks that are used throughout the Philippines and Asia.

In 2013 Ms Calope was able to visit some of the remote locations for our projects to assist in the setting up of standards and to identify the local needs, which has led to the in increased efficacy of our Philippines operations.

Currently a resident between the Philippines and PR China, where she is the lead teacher and curriculum advisor for a well-known international kindergarten, she still finds time to help out in her local community.