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 was first established in Kabul in 1964. After an absence in the 1990s, we returned to full operations in 2002. Every year, we reach out to thousands of students, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers, creatives and entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.