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.

Goethe-Institut Kigali

Goethe-Institut Kigali was founded in 2008 as a Liaison Office, affiliated to the Goethe-Institut Nairobi. In August 2014, it has been converted into an independent Goethe-Institut. The Goethe-Institut Kigali’s task is to conduct cultural programme work. Since January 2016, the institute also has a language department, offering German classes.

Since 2013, the Goethe-Institut Kigali is located in a central neighbourhood close to the German Embassy. The institute has an auditorium, an inner courtyard, which can be used for events, three class rooms and a reading room which is open to the public during our working hours.

If not indicated otherwise, the entrance to all our events is free. Working languages of the Goethe-Institut Kigali / German Cultural Center are German and English.