Membership and Affiliations
Former representation on the Education Committee UK UNESCO National Commission.
Former Schools' Twinning Task Force, Former focal point UK UNESCO Culture of Peace
Members and Partners of UNESCO Planet Society (former) Honorary Members of UK UNESCO Forum (former) Affiliated to Belfast UNESCO Club

Teams, organisational directors, project leaders and country liaison




The Gambia


Gloria et al




Daniel et al



Maiya et al

Personalities & Positions
Don McBurney Director
Victor Currie Musical Director
Hilary Izon International Liaison Officer (France)
Svetlana Varankina Senior Russian Interpreter (Belarus)
Jeff Marshall Technology and Design Advisor
Naoufel Ghellam North African Liaison Advisor (Algeria)
David Wardrop Advisor and Liaison London
Kathryn Williams and Nick Foster Science Advisors
Phil Brown Chemistry Advisor
Melanie Price Advisor and Liaison Hungary/India/Philipinnes
Cheryl Pursglove Advisor Trophies and Engraving
Debbie Gornall Advisor Drama Projects
Vickie Brasier Advisor and Liaison Uganda
Seguya Pius Asst. Local Advisor and Liaison Uganda
Victoria Haines Advisor and Liaison Brazil
Dessie Culbert Hospital and medical Equipment - Coordinator and Liaison
Helen Harron - Advisor Food Safety and Hygiene
Laura Ionescu Advisor and Liaison Romania (Romania)
Jessy Winterbonn - Advisor and Liaison Peace Initiatives Uganda (Uganda)
Farhana Loonat Advisor Promotional Items
Laura Larrson - Advisor Digital Literacy ( United States)
Claus Miller Advisor of Peace Art Initiatives
Vivienne Eka Advisor and Liaison Photographic projects
Victor Gotevbe Advisor and Liaison Nigerian Professionals International Network (Nigeria)
Temmylade Ayo Aladeokin Advisor and Liaison UNESCO and promotions Africa general
Anne Dicks Advisor and Liaison Classics

Serena Woon Liaison and Advisor Asian Studies. ( South Korea)
Andy Mydellton  Liaison and Advisor Environmental Issues
Per Thane Liaison and Advisor Prison Arts Education Europe
Dr. Sandra Schneider Advisor and Liaison General Medical (Germany)
Snejana Radkova Advisor and Liaison Bulgarian Culture and General
Olajumoke Alawode-James Advisor and Liaison Nigerian Culture and General Issues Women (Nigeria)
Carol McNicholas Advisor and Liaison Educational Resources and Projects (Ireland)
Tracy Abou Mrad Advisor and Liaison, Projects, (Lebanon)
Tosin Taiwo ( Anu) Advisor and Liaison  Mentoring and Special Projects, (Nigeria)
Paula Cunha
Promotion and Production  Media and Videos (Portugal)
Debiejoy Tibay Abalos Advisor and Liaison Miscellaneous Projects (Philipinnes)
Sujata Suri Advisor and Liaison (India)
Paula Eduarda Youth Liaison
Ayodele B. Smart Coordinator and Liaison Project Hope Nigeria


Based in the UK unless stated.

Original Schools
Fleming Fulton School Malone Road Belfast
Largymore Primary School Hillhall Road Lisburn
Assumption Grammar Belfast Road Ballynahinch
Dromore High School Banbridge Road Dromore
Forthill College Belfast Road Lisburn
Grosvenor Grammar Cameronian Drive Belfast
It would be remiss of A Ray of Hope not to formally thank the Principals of the schools involved for their continuous support.

Companies acknowledged in journals when applicable.

Below no longer updated.

Friends of A Ray of Hope
groups and organisations
  Friends of A Ray of Hope (individuals)
Active Digital Recording Studio
Aer Lingus
African Children's Choir
Aghalee and District Development Association
Aghalee Health Centre
Aghalee Pharmacy
Aghalee Spar
Aghalee Post Office
Alpha Flight Services
Arsenal Football Club
Arts Sans Frontieres
Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas
Belfast Education and Library Board
Belfast UNESCO Club
Blackburn Rovers Football Club
Boxmore International PLC
British Airways
British Embassy Paris
Cawoods Northern Ireland
CP Trophies and Engraving
CEM Computers
Chacun Pour Jours
Chelsea Football Club
Chernobyl Children Appeal
Classic Kitchens, Aghalee
Creation Nepal
Crystal Palace Football Club
David Tyler Trust
Department of Education for Northern Ireland
Desmond and Sons
DHL International Carriage
 Down District Council
Downpatrick Hospital Staff
Drumcree High School
Eddery's Bar
Elite Blinds
Enkalon Foundation
Everton Football Club
Ewart Liddell Ltd
Farhana's Jewellery
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
The Gate Inn
Green Dolphin Recording Studio
Heatons, Lurgan Heatons Ireland
Hilton International
Jersey European Airlines
Lagan Valley Hospital Staff
Leicester City Football Club
Liverpool Football Club
Lisburn and District Schools' Football Association
Lisburn Borough Council
Mace, Aghalee
Magdalan College, Oxford
Mothers' Union Aghalee
National Fairground Archive Sheffield University
Normans Musical Instruments
Northern Bank Carryduff
Northern Ireland Basketball Team
Northern Ireland Co-operative Society Ltd
Northern Ireland Fire Brigade
Northern Ireland Office
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
One Mediator Design
Pearson Education
Pictorial Charts Educational Trust
Pipes and Drums of the Royal Gurkha Rifles
Planet Society UNESCO
Pony Club of GB and Northern Ireland
Print it Moira
Glasgow Rangers Football Club and their Supporters
Roch Valley
Royal Ulster Constabulary
Salvation Army
Santa's wee Village
School No.7 Mozyr Belarus
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
South Eastern Education and Library Board
Southern Education and Library Board
Swizzels Matlow Ltd
Tag Teacher net
The Body Shop
Thomas Cook Travel
Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club
Tyne Music
Ulster Teachers' Union
Ulsterbus Ltd
UNESCO Planet Society
Venture Productions
Viking Direct
Virgin Atlantic
Winsor and Newton Paint Supplies
West Ham Football Club
White Gables Hotel
Wimbledon Football Club
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club
All our friends in UNESCO Headquarters
His Holiness Pope Jean Paul
Dr. Federico Mayor
Ray Alexander
William Alister
Rt. Hon. Michael Ancram M.P.
Pamela Ballantine Ulster Television
Heather Beattie
Damien Brannigan
Michael and Alan
Dr. Viatcheslav Britchkovski
William Campbell
Fabio Ciucci Anfy Team
Seamus Close
Jim Collins
Sir Patrick Cormack
General Sir Sam Cowan
Deirdre and Lyle
Dessie and Lesley Culbert
Karim  and Karen Derrick
Jimmy Deans
Pat Doyle
Brian Edgar
Stuart Emery
Sir Ronnie Flanagan
James Galway
Eileen Grant
Abdallah El Haimer
Helen Harron
Paul Hewitt
Tim Hughes
Joan Hunter
Hilary Izon
Jean Michel Jarre
Denis Johnston
Terry Jones
Rashit Kareh
Capt. Ed Keeley
Debbie and Marie
Delores Kelly
Donal Kelly
Brian Kennedy
Sergey Korolenko
Jeff Lennon
John Mairs
Graham Martin
Jeff Marshall
Rachel and Ray Mears
Sir. Brian Mawhinney
John Major
Dr. Federico Mayor
David Mitchell
Carol McAleese
Peter McClelland
Mary McClure
Stephen McCracken
Patricia McCusker
Jim McGaw
Bob McGlade
Brian Moore
Sam Moore
Terry Needham
Dave Paddick
Dave Phoenix
Edith Preston
Cheryl Pursglove
Ray Rayson
Dorothy Sloan
Les Stratton
Alister Sweet
Matt Trimble
Col. David Twigg
Jane Wade
David Wardrop
Dennis A. Westgate
Louise Yates
Ian Yearwood