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Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 day ago
World Food Day – October 16th, “Healthy diets for a zero-hunger world.”

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation proudly supports World Food Day and the 2019 theme calling for “Healthy diets for a zero-hunger world.” “Zero hunger worldwide is everyone’s goal for all men, women, and children. Here at the Sir Brian Bell Foundation, we know the challenges to achieve this goal, and we know this will take time, but it’s not impossible. As Papua New Guineans, we have a proud history as farmers and living off the land; hence our ability to feed our families should be stronger than nations with limited access to land,” commented Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright

“Sadly, in PNG, many of the farming and land skills have been lost over generations. We have taken to easier means of fast food, packaged food, and often the least health healthy options. PNG is a land with rich soils, and lands that can grow plentiful crops to feed communities and even create future export opportunities. World Food Day is all about recognising food options and the choices we make to have healthy families, communities, and a prosperous nation with numerous food resources. So, today, think about your options on World Food Day. What foods will benefit a healthy family, how can you provide healthy food choices, or can you become part of a small community project to even develop local food gardens where the community builds and shares local crops,” concluded Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright.

Each year on October 16th, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day. Celebrated in over 150 countries across the world, food day calls to worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and other forms of malnutrition and for the need to ensure food security and healthy diets for all.

For decades, the world was making progress in the fight against hunger, according to FAO. Now, the number of undernourished people is on the rise again with more than 820 million people, that’s roughly one in nine people, are going hungry. Food security in our times isn’t only a matter of quantity; it’s also a question of quality. Unhealthy diets have now become a leading risk factor for disease and death worldwide, meaning there is an urgent need to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. World Food Day is also an important opportunity to highlight that we can end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in this lifetime and become the Zero Hunger Generation, but everyone needs to work together to achieve this goal. Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about feeding the hungry; it’s also about nourishing people with healthy diets that include a sufficient variety of safe and nutritious foods while maintaining the health of the planet.

As consumers and members of households, we can make personal decisions to improve family nutrition, including:
- Increase our intake of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains.
- Limit the consumption of foods that require an excessive use of natural resources, such as water, to be produced.
- Consume fewer foods and drinks which are high in refined sugars, saturated fats, and/or salt.
- Consider the environmental impact of the foods we eat.
- Reduce or eliminate consumption of industrialized and convenience foods to favour more diverse and traditional foods, in an effort to support local biodiversity.
- Learn or revisit lessons about local, seasonal foods, their nutritional values, and how to cook and preserve them.

For more information on World Food Day head to:
http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/communication-toolkit/en/
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation2 days ago
We are proud to support the Grass Skirt Project and the 2019 National Art Prize.

The National Art Prize was not just about supporting and encouraging the thousands of talented Papua New Guineas. It was about saving our heritage and getting our communities to appreciate the value art provides for preserving our PNG culture. Check out these talented winners who collected some of their prizes in Brian Bell Homecentre Visions City last week. Congratulations again and we look forward to seeing your original artworks on the 2020 Grass Skirt Project Hevea Cup Carnival jerseys in March next year.
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation2 days ago
Congratulations to the 2019 National Art Prize Winners.

Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO Bronwyn Wright said, “We support the Grass Skirt Project and the National Art Prize because of the focus it places on how important Art and Culture is in society.” “The National Art Prize was not just about supporting and encouraging the thousands of talented Papua New Guineas. It was about saving our heritage and getting our communities to appreciate the value art provides for preserving our PNG culture.

“Additionally, art is used to allow people to express themselves. The Sir Brian Bell Foundation focuses on health and wellbeing, and art can provide a way to express the trauma and dire situations many face. Art is used globally in the treatment and regeneration of people’s mental health. Art provides a passive outlet to express situations like domestic and sexual violence.”

“Today, the Sir Brian Bell Foundation is exceptionally proud of our involvement with the Grass Skirt Project and the National Art Prize. The Artwork is amazing, and it really shows the talent that is hidden across our communities. Congratulations to everyone that took part, and a big “well done” to the winners,” commented Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Bronwyn Wright

The Grass Skirt Project Founder Tahina Booth visited Brian Bell Homecentre Vision City last friday to meet a few of the winning artists who collected their K1,000 Brian Bell Homecentre gift vouchers.

We would like to say another special congratulations to the National Art Prize 2019 winners:
2019 Youth Category Winners
1. Laka Yau - Central and Southern Highlands
2. Kasi Nali - Port Moresby
3. Joyce Taumaku - Port Moresby
4. Haydee Olangi - Central and Manus
5. Marie Jane Avi - Oro and Gulf Province
6. Jeremiah Padapu - Morobe and Southern Province
7. Mellah Meyat - Madang
8. Irene Cassar - Central and New Ireland
9. Vaibhavi Desai - Lae
10. Meshach Rasman - New Ireland Province
11. Harold Walo - Central Province

2019 Open Category Winners
1. Noah Kawatalu - Milne Bay, Trobriand Island
2. Nebraska Jorel - Boyo Eastern Highlands Province
3. Michael Kaugage - Kompiani Ambuni, Enga
4. Julie-Meg Agerenga - Jiwaka Province
5. Dian Neah - Port Moresby
6. Raymond Jehoshophat - Hauvari Port Moresby
7. Alphonsa Haro - East New Britain Province
8. Simon Gende Gembogl - Simbu Province
9. Heia Atahu - Bougainville and Central Province
10. Murray Songan - Bougainville and Manus
11. Collynne Sira Parisan - West New Britain

For more information on the Grass Skirt Project and 2019 National Art Prize visit their website: www.grassskirtproject.org
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation2 days ago
Sir Brian Bell Foundation Global Hand Washing Day – October 15th, 2019, "Clean Hands For All."

Only 60% of the world's population has access to a basic handwashing facility, according to the Global Hand Washing partnership. Handwashing with soap is not only simple and inexpensive, but it can also dramatically reduce the number of people who get sick. "Wash, wash, wash, and wash your hands. It is that simple and it is something that everyone is guilty of forgetting, "comments Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright

"Washing your hand's starts at home and also in the workplace. How many times do we touch people's desks, chairs, phones, photocopier, printer, pens, and the list goes on. Just imagine what you are touching if your collegues are not washing their hands. If there isn't soap in the bathroom, speak to your management or managers to fix this. A clean office is a productive and healthy environment."

"Teach your children to wash their hands. Repeat the message to them, so they understand the need for clean hands. It can really change their little lives and means fewer trips to the doctors. So, wash, wash, wash, and wash your hands," concluded Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright.

Celebrated annually on October 15th, Global Handwashing Day (GH Day) is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. The theme for Global Hand Washing Day 2019 is "Clean Hands for All," reminding that we must be inclusive when addressing handwashing disparities. Inequalities in handwashing facilities and effective handwashing promotion programs can put individuals at higher risk for diseases that impact their health, education, and economic outcomes.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) handwashing education in the community can reduce the number of people who get sick with diarrhoea by about 23-40%, absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by 29-57%, diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by about 58%, and respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by about 16-21%. Did you know that handwashing helps stop the spread of disease, but only 1 in 5 people wash their hands? Together we can stop germs in our community. Don't forget to always wash your hands after:
- Preparing food, especially raw meat or poultry
- using the toilet
- blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing into your hands
- shaking hands with others
- treating wounds
- handling garbage or chemicals
- whenever your hands look visibly dirty

Visit our website to download our handwashing poster:
https://www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org/health-info-brochures/
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation6 days ago
Thank you major sponsor Sir Brian Bell Foundation & Brian Bell Home Centers for your support and enabling more PNG people to be creative and play sport.

Art is a powerful way to express yourself and we can’t wait to see the NAtional Art Prize winners artworks on the Hevea Cup Wellness Expo jersies March 5-7th 2020. Today the NAP winners hit up VC to check out Brian Bell Homes Centers to see what they will be spending their K1000 voucher on.

Introducing 🇵🇬❤️ Haydee Olangi, Harold Walo, Dian Neah, Alphonsa Haro & Meshach Rasman. 🇵🇬❤️

Thank to our sponsors ❤️❤️🇵🇬🇵🇬

#SBBF #BrianBellGroup #BSP #FoneHaus #Theodist #BOC #EMTV #Bmobile #GatewayHotel #MoorePrinting #Paladin #Steamships #PaladinSports #NationalArtPrize #GSP #HeveaCupWellnessExpo
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Grass Skirt Project
Thank you major sponsor Sir Brian Bell Foundation & Brian Bell Home Centers for your support and enabling more PNG people to be creative and play sport.Art is a powerful way to express yourself and we can’t wait to see the NAtional Art Prize winners artworks on the Hevea Cup Wellness Expo jersies March 5-7th 2020. Today the NAP winners hit up VC to check out Brian Bell Homes Centers to see what they will be spending their K1000 voucher on.Introducing 🇵🇬❤️ Haydee Olangi, Harold Walo, Dian Neah, Alphonsa Haro & Meshach Rasman. 🇵🇬❤️Thank to our sponsors ❤️❤️🇵🇬🇵🇬#SBBF #BrianBellGroup #BSP #FoneHaus #Theodist #BOC #EMTV #Bmobile #GatewayHotel #MoorePrinting #Paladin #Steamships #PaladinSports #NationalArtPrize #GSP #HeveaCupWellnessExpo
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation1 week ago
Our Ship Manager, Ben, onboard the m/v YWAM Liberty, recently received a donated compressor from the Sir Brian Bell Foundation. This compressor will help run the tooling needed to maintain the engine room on the ship. It’s vital for our engineering crew.

Our team on board are delighted for this wonderful gift which will help our missions work significantly.

Thank you to the Sir Brian Bell Foundation for the generous contribution.

 

Supporting Anglicare PNG

Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO Bronwyn Wright talks to NBC PNG about the foundations support of K200,000 to Anglicare PNG Inc to address HIV/AIDs in Papua New Guinea.

Interview with Ian Clough on PNG Tonight

WOW, a great interview with the Executive Director, Mr. Ian Clough, Brian Bell Group of Companies and Director, Sir Brian Bell Foundation. We are sure that he’ll be autographing T-Shirts and posters in no time… this family has done so much for PNG and the legacy is continuing.

Welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team
Chairman of Brian Bell Group and Director of SBBF, Trevan G. Clough welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team to PNG. He offered a warm welcome to the team and wished them all the very best during the competition and for their stay while in PNG.
The Right Pitch

By Gorethy Kenneth, Post Courier 21/02/17

DRIVEN for success and looking to expand her knowledge base at Draper University, this 27-year-old lass that you will read about is reaping the benefits of following her dreams.

Roberta Morlin, 27, from Manus and Bougainville, is an exceptionally talented and driven young woman with her very own Papua New Guinea story.

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Sir Brian Bell Foundation Helps St John

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation has provided support to St John Ambulance with K100,000 funding assistance to maintain its operations while working to secure ongoing financial commitments.

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