I welcome you to the British Council Ghana website with a lot of excitement. We always have you in mind when designing our programmes in Education, Arts and Culture. Here you will also find life changing opportunities specially created for young people to acquire skills for employability and entrepreneurship and to gain access to UK qualifications.
I am proud to work for an organisation that has been a partner of Ghana for over 80 years. Since 1943 British Council has sought to develop and improve relations between the United Kingdom and Ghana through programmes that showcase our expertise in sectors such as: pre-tertiary and higher education, TVET, Arts and culture, among many others.
Today I am delighted to have the responsibility of continuing this tradition of cultural and educational relations between Ghana and the UK. This is a critical moment in the developmental journey of Africa. Young people under the age of 25 years constitute more than 60% of the population. By 2030, young Africans are expected to constitute 42% of global youth. The opportunity to convert this potential into a force for progress cannot be missed.
The young people of Ghana want a good education and the skills to join the global community as high-potential job creators and job seekers. With our experience in skills development, British Council Ghana is playing a significant role in meeting these needs through a strategy of partnership, growth and innovation. We create opportunities for bridging the gap between academia and industry and provide young Ghanaians the training they require to develop job and entrepreneurial skills relevant for the advanced global community. We also provide partnership opportunities for policy makers in Ghana and the UK, the result of which are policies that reflect the best practices in the education system of both countries. Our work in the Arts create opportunities for young Ghanaians to engage with other cultures, develop international perspectives and build trust between the UK and Ghana.
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 all our stakeholders 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.
Nii Doodo Dodoo
Country Director, British Council Ghana