British Council Kenya

We are a registered charity in England, Scotland and Wales. We operate under Royal Charter and our patron is Her Majesty, the Queen. We build trust and understanding for the UK to create a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our reach and impact, we are the world’s leading cultural relations organisation. Cultural relations is a component of international relations which focuses on developing people-to people links and complements government-to people and government-to-government contact. We use English, Arts, and Education and Society – the best of the UK’s great cultural assets – to bring people together and to attract partners to working with the UK. We exist as an independent and non-political organisation, with a global mission to connect people world-wide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK. British Council was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940 to: • Promote a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom • Develop a wider knowledge of the English language •Encourage cultural, scientific, technological and other educational co-operation between the United Kingdom and other countries • Promote the advancement of education. Our Patron is Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is our Vice-Patron. We are a public corporation. We are also a non-departmental public body (NDPB) and our sponsoring department is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) In terms of English and Education, we are a testing and accreditation centre. Among the exams offered are international English, Certified Accounting (ACCA and CIMA), and UK University Entrance Exams. It also provided professional development courses and continuing education units for working professionals. Officially a charitable organization, the British Council is part of the UK foreign affairs department (the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)