Donna McGowan, country director British Council Lebanon
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British Council Lebanon

Welcome to the British Council Lebanon website!  We want you to find everything you need here about our programmes in Education, Society and Arts as well as information about improving your English skills, studying in the UK and taking UK qualifications.

It’s a great privilege for me to have joined the British Council Lebanon team in 2013.  I am proud to work for an organisation which has been flourishing for 80 years, bringing the people of Lebanon and the UK, and our institutions, closer together   We have been in Lebanon since 1946 and through this shared history, we have been able to grow and nurture new opportunities for Lebanon and the UK, and to build sustainable relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

We work with teachers, university leaders, civil society groups, artists, business representatives, donors and government officials, as well as directly with young people in Lebanon.   Last year, our programmes and activities reached more than 450,000 Lebanese.  In everything we do, we aim to improve opportunities for young people in Lebanon by helping them to access education and skills, to learn English, to take a qualification with us, to express themselves creatively or to learn how they can better serve their own communities through social action projects.  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 Lebanon and the UK in support of our shared aspiration for a stable and prosperous future. 

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 our social media channels and to give us your feedback on how we can make things even better.  I hope some of you will choose to stay in touch with us for many years to come.

Donna McGowan

Country Director