Josh Porteous – Founder & Managing Director

By October 30, 2017

Following a life changing volunteering experience at a Cambodian orphanage with HIV infected children, Josh had the realization that his once aspirational life in the Sydney corporate world, was no longer relevant and he embarked on a newly found dream of helping those less fortunate than himself.

After 18 months volunteering at orphanages in Africa and Asia, Josh founded the International Brothers and Sisters House (IBSH) with the mission to assist disadvantaged youth and families from third world countries with education and other opportunities. His charity now supports 11 children with university education, housing and expenses, whilst also working with 22 families in Africa to provide medical, education and lifestyle support. The charity aims to have 100 students within their program operating throughout Africa and Asia.

To support the charity, Josh has founded two additional businesses. Bare Naked Bowls is a superfood café with two outlets, Manly and Bronte. Established with the philosophy that eating well and doing good can work hand in hand, the cafes serve a variety of acai bowls and other health nutrition based meals with 10% of the proceeds from every sale going to the IBSH charity. Additionally, Josh has launched Trek 4 Change, which is an adventure company that delivers adventures with a cause, allowing individuals to travel and make a difference to a local community. Josh and the team have hosted schools and individuals in Asia and Africa.


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