Welcome to our website! 

I hope you will find all you need here about our current programmes in Education and English language teaching and learning, as well as future plans for working in the Arts sector. You will also find key information about improving your English skills, taking UK and internationally-recognised qualifications, and studying in the UK.

The British Council has been working in Rwanda since 2008 - so our partnership is still a young one here - but we have gained from over 80 years of mutual experience and through our work as a cultural relations organisation, in many other parts of Africa since the 1960s. Our goal is to develop strong, vibrant relationships that provide opportunities for people in both Rwanda and the UK in support of our shared aspiration for a stable and prosperous region and the African continent.  

Our work in Rwanda is at present mainly with teachers, trainers, lecturers, mentors, donors and government officials. Our fundamental aim in all we do, is to grow the range of opportunities for young people in Rwanda by helping them access high-quality education and skills, and to learn English and gain a qualification for personal, academic and professional development for their future. Last year, our programmes and activities reached more than 152,000 Rwandese, either face to face or virtually. 

We are fully committed to developing a range of activities, projects and programmes which demonstrate inclusivity and diversity. These core values are, we know, valued and appreciated by our contacts and partners, and I am sure that we will be able to grow and develop new opportunities for both Rwanda and the UK, building sustainable relationships based on trust and mutual respect, in the years to come.

I am very proud to have joined the team here in Rwanda, arriving from my previous posting as Deputy Country Exams Manager in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia in September 2017. This is my first time in Sub-Saharan Africa, although I have worked for the British Council for over 14 years in countries including Venezuela, Portugal, Thailand, Colombia, Spain and Saudi Arabia

I would like to encourage you to follow the British Council Rwanda on our social media channels, and send us your feedback on how we can make things even better. I look forward to hearing from you in the months ahead.

Brian Young,

Director Rwanda, British Council.


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