We are very sorry to announce that our Country Director, Alan Rutt, died suddenly on 25 April, 2021.
Our staff are completely devastated by the news. Alan was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, a highly-respected colleague and friend. He will be intensely missed here in Ghana, and by friends and colleagues around the world.
We have opened an online Book of Condolences for people to pay their respects to our late Country Director Alan Rutt. http://bit.ly/e-book-Alan
We leave his welcome message below to show his long-held commitment to the work of the British Council and to young people in Ghana.
Thank you Alan, we will miss you.
Welcome to the British Council Ghana website. I hope here you will be able to find everything you need here about our programmes in Education, Society and Arts as well as information about life changing opportunities for young people to develop skills for employability and entrepreneurship and to gain access to UK qualifications.
I joined the British Council Ghana team in October 2017. I am proud to work for an organisation whose involvement in Ghana dates back to 1944. For over 70 years British Council has sought to develop and improve relations between the United Kingdom and Ghana through programmes and projects that extend across a broad range of cultural, technical, educational, developmental, professional and personal development activities.
Today I am delighted to be able to continue that tradition of cultural and educational relations with the people of Ghana. The young people of Ghana want a good education and the skills to join the global community as high-potential job seekers and job makers.
With our experience in skills development, the British Council Ghana can play a significant role in meeting these needs through a strategy of partnership, growth and innovation.
We provide training to bridge the gap between academia and the job market through our social development programme. This training seeks to help young Ghanaians develop job and entrepreneurial skills that are relevant in the advanced global community.
Our Higher Education programme provides platforms for major policy makers in the Ghana education sector to come together and make policies that reflect the best practices in the UK education system.
Our work in English, Education and the Arts creates opportunities for young Ghanaians to engage with other cultures, develop international perspectives and builds trust between the UK and Ghana.
By working with a very diverse range of partners, and by aligning our aims and objectives with theirs, we can give young Ghanaians people a voice so that they are heard, skills so they can act, and opportunities so that they can address their needs and those of their communities.
Our mission is to develop strong and vibrant relationships that provide opportunities for people in both countries, and to work with many more people in Ghana and the UK in support of our shared aspiration for a stable and prosperous future.
I am proud to say that our commitment to inclusivity and diversity is reflected across our programmes and we know this is appreciated by our contacts and partners, which we hope include you!
I encourage you to follow the British Council on Facebook and Twitter and to give us your feedback on how we can make things even better. I hope you will continue to stay in touch with us for many years to come.
Alan Rutt, Director, British Council Ghana