Mr. John Wishney, CEO

John Wishney BSc. CEng MIET, Trustee, Executive Director

John, has been working with Acts of Hope since 2011, currently as the Executive Director. John has over thirty years experience in international ICT projects. He has lived and worked in Europe, West Africa, The Middle East, The Far East, The USA and the UK. He has has been an enthusiastic supporter of educational technology (EdTech) ever sinceIn 1989 when he worked on the Jason Project. Jason was designed to inspire students to follow interests in Science and Technology using satellite communications and remote controlled submersible vehicles .



Jenny Wishney,  Trustee and Treasurer.

Jenny has visited the school several times and was overwhelmed by the happiness of the children. Meeting the children made her realise how much they and their families value this chance of an education and the hope of a career doing something they want to do. The photo is with Beulah who Jenny has sponsored, with a group of friends, for three years. She is currently the Treasurer and Child Sponsorship coordinator for AOH in the UK. Initially, Jenny worked for British Steel and the C.I.T.B as a Training Officer, followed by teaching English as a TEFL teacher in Germany and Singapore. Jenny also works with other charities in the role of treasurer.


John Righton Photo John Righton,  Trustee.

John has a background in Telecoms Consultancy and Banking coupled with over 40 years of charitable experience. He has performed many Committee and Board member roles within over 10 charities, in both full and part time capacities. One role was full time Chief Steward to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.   He has conducted several “Business” Charity Organisational Reviews. John brings a passion and focus for good operation and a heart for the children and the school.


Joanna Picture croppedJoanna Dudderidge, Marketing and Business Development.  Joanna has four beautiful daughters who introduced her to AoH in 2013. She recently gradated, with a first, in Business and Marketing BA(hons).  By working closely with the school and charity she hopes to raise awareness, improve facilities and help give these children of our world nation hope for a better future. Joanna’s involvement with Acts of Hope UK continues to grow as she develops new projects.