We Are BACK!

1st World Kiswahili Day Evening by MTM and Bristol Black Carers at the River Room House of Lords with the Kind Permission of the Lord Speaker hosted by Baroness Sanday Verma facilitated by the Lord Sheikh(Late)

We Are BACK at the River Room House of Lords, London!

On July 5th, 2023, the MTM Awards, in partnership with Bristol Black Carers and other organizations, held the second World Kiswahili Day celebrations at The River Room of the House of Lords in Westminster. The evening was hosted by Lord Paul Boateng. H.E Manoah Esipisu, the High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland, graced the event as the chief guest.

Attendees included guests from Swahili-speaking countries in the diaspora, as well as diverse community and business leaders from across the UK.

The event was a resounding success, paving the way for the third annual World Kiswahili Day celebrations in 2024.

This year, two events are planned to mark World Kiswahili Day 2024, both centred around the theme “Sema Jambo,” which translates to ‘Say Hello’.

The first event, Swahili Networking Day, is scheduled for Thursday, July 4th, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the River Room of the House of Lords. The event will be  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, known for its spectacular views of the Thames, provided the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of culture, networking, Swahili entertainment, and light refreshments.

This marks the third consecutive year that MTM Awards celebrated the beautiful language of Kiswahili at the River Room.

The second event, the World Kiswahili Day Glittering Gala Swahili Evening, is set for Saturday, July 6th, from 6 pm to 12 am at the 5 Star London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, West End, London.

This exquisite Swahili Dinner Evening celebrates Swahili culture, music, and entertainment while honouring individuals from Swahili-speaking countries in the UK, Europe, and beyond for their contributions to promoting Swahili globally.

The dress code for the evening is Black-Tie/Evening Gowns/Traditional ceremonial attire.

The Glittering Gala Evening brings together a multitude of diverse communities, key players in the diaspora community, and organisations from Swahili-speaking countries for a night of celebration.

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