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The British Council is the United Kingdom’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

The British Council has been in Malawi since 1974. We currently operate from our Lilongwe, our main office and Blantyre. 

We are a young people focused organisation. With 51% of Malawi’s 17.5m population under 18 years and many young people’s futures uncertain as unemployment persists and education outcomes remain poor, our focus is helping address these challenges through education and enterprise enabling young people build the learning and self-efficacy to create resilient pathways to better life prospects and the leadership and influence, to shape their lives, careers and communities. 

Our programmes

•Schools education: 

Providing teacher training and school leader development for better learning outcomes and fostering UK and Malawi school links and professional partnerships to foster global learning.

•UK Examinations

Providing opportunity for students, young professionals and other candidates to sit exams for internationally recognised qualifications to enhance academic and career prospects.

•Creative economy 

Enabling young entrepreneurs develop skills and networks, serve communities, create social innovation and enhance their livelihoods.  

•Violence prevention 

Training youth through footfall to increase their awareness and understanding of Gender Based Violence (GBV); how to recognise it and report it. 


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