One of our teachers was tragically murdered on Friday 17 October on the campus of the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, colleagues and students who will be deeply affected by this terrible event. Our colleague was a wonderful teacher and she will be sorely missed by the whole of the British Council Georgia team and her students. We will help the police with their investigation in any way we can.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.
We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year teaching English, sharing the Arts and in education and society programmes.
We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A publically-funded grant-in-aid provides less than a quarter of our turnover which last year was £781m. The rest we earn from English teaching, UK exams and services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with other institutions, brands and companies. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and creates prosperity and security for the UK and the countries we work in all around the world.