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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.

The British Council in Malawi

Our work in education focuses on our Connecting Classrooms programme by bringing together schools in the UK and Malawi. Using our Schools Online platform, partnering schools are provided with specially developed resources to them explore a number of social, environmental, and cultural themes. 

Our exams work has reached out to over 10,000 people offering them the opportunity to have access to a UK education.

Our purpose

We build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.

Our vision

Our future in this crowded, dangerous, beautiful world depends on people of all cultures living and working together on foundations of education, mutual understanding, respect and trust.

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