The British Council runs courses in professional development, capacity building, leadership and management skills, English language, professional development and self-management skills. It also organises a monthly forum around a quarterly theme; each session includes a talk by a guest speaker followed by questions and then a networking session.
The council promotes a partnership programme with schools in the UK to promote teacher development in Tanzania and a programme for local secondary school children to develop leadership skills through sport. This sees around 20 Tanzanian students travelling to the UK each year while British trainers also come to Tanzania.
In May 2007 the British Council launched the Words and Pictures (WAPI) programme for young “underground” artists in Tanzania. On the fourth Saturday of each month from 13.00 until around 18.00 it opens its doors to young graffiti artists, hip hop artists, performance poets and other creative young people, who paint or perform freely around a specific social theme. The British Council provides the materials for participants, including a large wall surface for graffiti artists, and participants are able to sell their work. Besides providing a platform for self-expression WAPI also acts as a talent-spotting opportunity and some performers have signed recording contracts as a result of their participation.
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The British Council
Samora Avenue, 1