We Are BACK at the River Room House of Lords, London!
The 7th of July was officially recognised as World Kiswahili Day by the United Nations in 2022. To mark this day, our sister organisation MTM Awards with our partnered by Bristol Black Carers, amongst others, held the first Kiswahili Day celebrations at The River Room of the House of Lords, Westminster.
The Late Lord Mohamed Altaf Sheikh facilitated the event venue and Baroness Sandy Verma hosted the event.
H.E Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland, was graciously the chief guest.
Also attending were guests from Swahili speaking countries in the diaspora, and diverse community and business leaders from across the UK.This was a stellar success leading to our second year where we will hold two events to mark World Kiswahili Day 2023.
The theme of the festivity is Sema Jambo, which simply means ‘Say Hello’
Thursday, 6th July, 6pm to 8pm Swahili Day Evening , the event will be held in the prestigious River Room of the House of Lords hosted by The Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Boateng Baron of Akyem and Wembley, courtesy of the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, London.
The River Room is a unique state room in the House of Lords with spectacular views of the Thames.
MTM Awards are honoured to be at the River Room for the second year to celebrate the beautiful language of Kiswahili, which is spoken by over 200 million people across the world. It will be an evening of culture, networking, Swahili entertainment and light refreshments.
World Kiswahili Day July 7th!
Friday, 7th July, 6pm to 11pm Sema Jambo Glittery Gala Swahili Evening at Westminster Central Hall London. An exquisite Swahili Dinner Evening of swahili culture, music and entertainment honouring those from Swahili speaking countries in the UK, Europe and across international waters for their excellence in propagating Swahili across the globe.
Dress Code: Black-Tie/ Evening Gowns/Traditional ceremonial
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On this night we officially launch the Malaika Foundation UK, a project that will help support under-privileged children through education.
On this Glittery Gala Evening we celebrate with a multitude of diverse communities, key players in the Diaspora community and organisations from Swahili speaking countries.
The GRAND World Kiswahili Day March London Trafalgar Square
Saturday July 8th – 2pm – 6pm
We will gather, sing-along, network and create awareness of the presence of Swahili Speaking countries in the Diaspora. Those living in other parts of the United Kingdom, in cities, towns and villages are encouraged to join, as Kiswahili Comes To London.
All Are Welcome
Dress Code Swahili Traditional.
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