June 5, 2023

025: Empowering Communities: Supporting Health and Education with Bronwyn Wright

Empower communities through health and education support. Bronwyn Wright discusses vital roles in thriving societies on Raise 1000 Voices

Empowering Communities

In today’s rapidly evolving world, empowering communities through robust support for health and education has become paramount. The foundation of any thriving society lies in the well-being and education of its individuals, as they are the driving force behind progress and growth.

In this episode of Raise 1000 Voices, Bronwyn Wright sheds light on the crucial role of health and education in fostering thriving societies. As the world continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it has become increasingly evident that supporting these fundamental pillars is paramount to sustainable progress and growth.

By prioritizing the well-being of individuals and providing equitable access to quality education, communities can empower their members to drive progress, foster innovation, and create a brighter future for all.

Through collaborative efforts and a shared commitment to these foundational pillars, we can raise a thousand voices that amplify the importance of health and education and work towards a more inclusive and prosperous world.


  • Bronwyn Wright in her early years (01:37)
  • Sir Brian Bell Foundation – what is it, and how does it work? (05:53)
  • Challenges of delivering solutions in Papua New Guinea (10:20)
  • Bronwyn’s biggest accomplishment over the last seven years (13:48)
  • The importance of education and access to hygiene products (20:43)
  • Cultural practices and stigma around menstruation (23:30)
  • Why women have fewer opportunities in Papua New Guinea (24:37)
  • What breaks Bronwyn’s heart and the things that give her hope (29:29)
  • The importance of asking the right questions (31:11)
  • Random questions with Bronwyn (34:45)

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“When we have access to education, especially when girls do, and when women do, that can only lead to prosperity.” -Bronwyn Wright

“The only person who gets in your way in regards to you getting an education is yourself.” -Bronwyn Wright

“What breaks my heart is that not only do they not know any different, but their parents or grandparents don’t.” -Bronwyn Wright

“Questions and curiosity is what changes the world.” -Jacqueline Nagle


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LinkedIn – Sir Brian Bell Foundation
LinkedIn – Bronwyn Wright


Bronwyn Wright is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sir Brian Bell Foundation which is one of Papua New Guinea’s formidable not-for-profit organisations that currently works with over 67 organisations in 20 of Papua New Guinea’s 22 provinces providing opportunities to Papua New Guineans in the areas of health and education. Bronwyn is a passionate Papua New Guinean. She contributes to enterprise, the development of young people and works tirelessly to ensure in particular that PNG’s women and girls are provided opportunities for them advance, upskill, succeed and be active participants in communities across PNG. 

Bronwyn currently serves on the board of many PNG based organisations including the Brian Bell Group and Buk Bilong Pikinini and is the current Board Chair of the Grass Skirt Project. Bronwyn also serves as the Honorary Consul General for Denmark for Papua New Guinea.



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