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The UK team is based in London, working to grow support and awareness of Empower a Child. We work directly alongside Empower a Child International.

James Welch - UK Director

James is heading up the London office and development of EAC alongside the UK team. James studied at Seaford College in the south of England and Gordonstoun School Scotland while growing up and it was at this time that he travelled to Egypt and North Africa regularly and got a taste for helping developing nations.

James deeply desires to help show Jesus Christ’s Gospel, righteousness, light and love in Africa as a whole. James is really excited to be part of EAC and its growth throughout the UK.

Paul Welch - Director of Finance & Trustee

Paul is supporting the UK team as a trustee focusing on charity and company administration. He has been married to Sarah for 17 years and is uncle to James, the Director of Empower A Child UK. He has worked in the charity sector for 20 years mostly in supported living, employment and advocacy services for disabled people, with 6 years as CEO of a south London disability organisation. Paul was trained in nursing and business management, has started a new Christian charity recycling computers for disabled and disadvantaged people and currently works for a learning disability self-advocacy group.

Scott Lawrence - Director of Marketing & Communications

Scott is lead web creative for EAC UK managing the website, social media and planning campaigns for the charity.

He graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Product Design & Technology. Working for and alongside many SMEs, he has specialities in interaction design, print graphics and web based media.

Scott has a desire to see God's love spread across Africa and hopes to aid this developing nation, helping the future generation of adults through working with Empower A Child.