The British Council was first established in Kabul in 1964. After an absence in the 1990s, we returned to full operations in 2002.
We are here to help the Afghan people in their will to build a strong, secure, prosperous and independent nation. We do this by working closely with groups of Afghan professionals in the areas of schools reform, higher education, Premier Skills training for the Afghan Premier League, English for business and professional needs, the strengthening of civil society, opportunities for young Afghan people and cultural and artistic development.
Our emphasis is on the development of leadership and management skills, language competence for socioeconomic development, support to teachers and others who build professional human resources, and institutional capacity building.
The British Council worldwide is committed to good cultural relations as a major means to global security and prosperity. In Afghanistan we believe that culture is as important as security, governance and development in building a confident and prosperous nation. All our programmes and projects are created by nurturing long-lasting relationships between the peoples and institutions of Afghanistan and the UK. We are a ‘people’ organisation and we invest our belief and our resources in the people who will lead, manage and inspire the Afghanistan of tomorrow.
We operate from a small office in Kabul but our programme reaches out to all parts of Afghanistan.