John WhelanFounder and Director
John is from Ireland. In 2007 he volunteered in Peru. He saw a great need for educational support and set up HOPE in 2009. John leads HOPE and has worked directly with more than 100 Scholars. John's spouse, Karina, is Peruvian, and they have two children.
From 'Scholars' to Leaders'
We have been lucky to have had great team members from Peru, Canada, Indonesia, France, the USA, and other countries. They have all added something special to HOPE, and many continue to support HOPE. When I started HOPE in 2010, a dream was to have HOPE led by HOPE graduates. I'm delighted to say the HOPE team mainly consists of HOPE Scholarship graduates. As we continue to grow, we will look to add more HOPE graduates to our team and empower them to become more influential leaders of work. If you have any query about the work of HOPE please make contact below.