Harambee

Event details

  • Monday | 31st December 2018
  • All Day

Harambee

Harambee is a Kenyan tradition of community self-help events, e.g. fundraising or development activities. Harambee literally means "all pull together" in Swahili, and is also the official motto of Kenya and appears on its coat of arms. Harambee events may range from informal affairs lasting a few hours, in which invitations are spread by word of mouth, to formal, multi-day events advertised in newspapers. These events have long been important in parts of East Africa, as ways to build and maintain communities.

On the 31st of a month (in reference to Proverbs 31) we will be sending out a newsletter which we have entitle 'Harambee', with updates of what we have been doing in the previous few weeks. We will also be having our own 'Harambee' event: it may be a call to prayer or a fundraising event, for example.