Tasks and Targets

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost seventy years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

The Goethe-Institut Kenya in the Maendeleo house Foto: Bernhard Ludewig

The Goethe-Institut in Kenya

One important goal of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi is to promote international cultural cooperation by organising a broad variety of events to present German culture.The Goethe-Institut Nairobi offers workshops and teacher training seminars for teachers of German as a second language, and also provides an extensive examination programme. Learning about German life and culture is an integral part of our language courses.

The information centre of the Goethe-Institut Nairobi serves as a resource for those interested in contemporary Germany, and for those interested in teaching and studying German as a foreign language. More than 5,000 books, videos, audio-cassettes, DVDs, CD-ROMs and computer software are available. In addition, we offer computers for access to the internet in Germany and an extensive on-line directory of relevant German websites.