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 Botswana

The British Council was established in 1934 and has been in Botswana since 1972. We currently operate from our office in Gaborone, and we continue to engage in cultural relations work, building links between citizens of the United Kingdom and Botswana.

Our activities are delivered through our Arts, Education, English and Society business units as well as a thriving exams unit providing opportunities for thousands of Batswana to acquire globally recognised qualifications.

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