British Council staff helping a customer

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The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. 

We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. 

Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We have been in Tanzania since 1950. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Tanzania.

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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