A free Medical Camp was organized by Sir Owen G. Glenn (SOGG) Learning & Information Centre Pudung & Glenn Family Foundation team at Pudung Junior Basic School on 28th April 2019. The free medical camp was organized with the help of Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association supported by Planters Hospital Darjeeling. The “Clinic on Wheels” is an outreach program of the ex-students of North Point School in association with Planter’s Hospital Darjeeling which provides free medical examinations and conducts various medical tests at locations around Darjeeling hills.
Launch of the Parliamentary Education Charitable Trust
Image: Rt Hon. Trevor Mallard speaks at the launch of the Parliamentary Education Trust. Source: https://www.victoria.ac.nz/sog/about/news/1741701-new-qualification-for-mps-offered-by-school-of-government
On Wednesday 3 April the Parliamentary Education Charitable Trust, sponsored by Sir Owen Glenn, was formally launched at Parliament. The purpose is to provide opportunities for members of Parliament to build their knowledge and skills for their role in targeted ways – including being more effective select committee members, Chairs and spokespeople, and being more able to provide robust scrutiny and effective opposition.
Sir Owen Glenn has committed $450kNZ to this initiative because he believes that “such an investment in education will enhance our nation’s representative democracy.”
In the Media
Nine University of Auckland business students begin study abroad funded by inaugural Sir Owen Glenn scholarship
Issue 5: 20 May, 2019 (or click here for downloadable PDF version)
Issue 4: 20 April, 2019 (or click here for downloadable PDF version)
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Sir Owen Glenn Clinical Research Fellowship
Dr Catherine Han is an NZ trained medical oncologist and clinician-scientist with a strong interest in cancer research and personalised cancer therapy, and was awarded the Sir Owen Glenn Clinical Research Fellowship in the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC), University of Auckland, from mid-2015 until the end of 2018.
Sir Owen Glenn Liver Cancer Research Program
Image: Left to right- Associate Professor Amany Zekry, Sir Owen Glenn and Professor Emad El-Omar.
Sir Owen G. Glenn. contributed $3 million to the St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation– (the largest single private donation they had ever received) to help launch a program that’s ultimate aim is to prevent liver cancer and will also work to improve cancer treatment after it has developed.
Sir Owen Glenn Olympic Legacy announced
Image: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – DECEMBER 03: Sir Owen Glenn and David Liti pose for a photo during the 2018 New Zealand Olympic Committee Gala at the Sky City Convention Centre on December 03, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images for the NZOC)
Sir Owen Glenn has announced a new legacy project which will see more children around the country inspired to get involved in sport.
The ‘Sir Owen Glenn Olympic Legacy’ will support a series of youth focused leadership initiatives run by the New Zealand Olympic Committee.
One of the initiatives set to benefit is the New Zealand Olympic Ambassadors programme, which sees past and present Olympians share their stories with school children around the country. It is one of several New Zealand Olympic education programmes that will receive a huge boost from Sir Owen’s $3 million legacy donation.
Restoring Sight in India and Myanmar
Last year the Glenn Family Foundation (GFF) awarded AUD150 000 for the purchase of specialist equipment, a water pump and over 1500 cataract and other surgical procedures in India and Myanmar.
The funding has enabled the local hospital to improve a number of critically important services. For the small cost of $2, the new lab can perform blood tests to assess the status of diabetes, the kidneys, the liver, and exclude anaemias and other disorders. It is important to manage these other issues alongside eye treatment.
Home in Kalibo, Philippines, ready to receive solar.
There is an off-grid solar energy revolution happening in small communities all over the world and we want to accelerate this viable alternative to traditional electricity systems by donating systems to those in the most rural areas, with a pilot project currently underway in Aklan, Philippines. Our plans are to begin larger roll outs in Philippines and India, followed by Nepal.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the prevention of disease. Today, there are around 2.4 billion people globally who do not have access to adequate sanitation, and 663 million who do not have access to safe water sources.