British Council

Our non-formal education (NFE) programmes are all about creating positive pathways and opportunities for young people outside of formal learning spaces. In this section, you can find information on our work, read about the programmes we support and access links to useful reports, resources and data on youth development around the world. 

Our work 

Through our initiatives, we aim to empower young people around the world aged 18–35 years old to contribute to trust–building, cohesion and stability in their societies, and to represent their communities on a local, regional and national stage. By connecting young people, we support them to build alliances and networks. These connections enable them to work across cultural differences so as to act positively on the big global challenges that affect their lives and communities. 

Our global programme provides training to develop the skills, voice and networks young people need in order to: 

  • lead enriched lives.
  • participate in positive social and economic development.
  • act on local and global issues.  

Our NFE portfolio also includes a wide range of projects and programmes that are delivered on behalf of international donor organisations. In Viet Nam, we are in partnership with local organisations to develop and deliver two projects entitled ‘Youth Community Resilience to Climate Change in Vietnamese Mekong Delta’ (Y–CoRe) and ‘Climate Skills Viet Nam – Seeds for Transition’ at Mekong Delta.

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