British Council staff helping a customer

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The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations. 

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this cultural relations.

We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to-people links and complements government-to-people and government-to-government contact. We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. The British Council has over 7,000 staff working in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

The British Council in Tanzania

The British Council Tanzania has the flexibility and desire to have an impact in any area that is relevant to our core mission of cultural relations.

Our local cultural relations work allows the British Council Tanzania to complement its large scale programmes, English teaching and Exams work by seizing local opportunities to run impactful projects and events that give opportunities to Tanzanians, share skills with the UK and build trust. This ensures that we can be responsive to the changing environment, respond to identified needs in our core areas of work, and provide a trusted partner to government, charities and private sector initiatives looking to be involved in providing opportunities where they are needed in Tanzania.

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