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IWG holds vibrant Southern Africa cultural extravaganza

The participating countries showcased the rich and diverse cultural heritage of their nations through their music, dance, intricate handicraft and textiles.

  • The countries showcased their national dress, songs, and tribal dances. Elaborate displays of handicrafts, clothes, textiles, local products, and brochures were beautifully exhibited.

  • The immersive experience at the event truly captured the rich cultures of the beautiful and mesmerizing nations of Comoros, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, South Africa, and Malawi.

The International Women’s Group – Kuwait embarked on the first leg of a three-part cultural journey exploring enchanted Africa.

This series commenced on Sunday, April 21, highlighting the beauty of Southern Africa through collaborations with the embassies of the Union of the Comoros, the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Republic of South Africa, and the Republic of Malawi.

In her welcome address, Mrs. Antonia Dimitrova, the IWG President and spouse of the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria, extended warm wishes for good health and success to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and everlasting advancement and prosperity to Kuwait and its people on behalf of IWG.

She also thanked H.E. Sheikha Hanouf Badar Al Muhammad Al Sabah, the Honorary President of IWG, for her support in promoting cultural exchange, friendship, and understanding between nations.

She also expressed her appreciation and gratitude to the participating countries for their outstanding contributions and efforts in making a multi-nation cultural day possible. She mentioned that IWG members were grateful for the opportunity to experience the cultural delights of Southern Africa.

H.E. Dr. Manelisi Genge, the Ambassador of South Africa to Kuwait, welcomed everyone on behalf of H.E. Dr. El Anrif Said Hassane, the Ambassador of The Union of the Comoros and representative of SADC (Southern African Development Community).

The ambassador expressed the happiness of the participating countries for the invitation to showcase the rich and diverse cultural heritage of their nations through their music, dance, intricate handicraft and textiles.

Mrs. Polina Dlamini, Vice President of IWG and spouse of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Eswatini, served as MC of the event, delighting attendees with her energy and passion for the culture and beauty of the region.

During the event, a short film about each participating country was shown, highlighting the beauty of various natural sites, monuments, magnificent wildlife, lakes, caves, and adventure tourism activities.

Additionally, the participating countries showcased their national dress, songs, and tribal dances. Elaborate displays of handicrafts, clothes, textiles, local products, and brochures were beautifully exhibited.

Members and guests were encouraged to use the photo booth featuring various African designs and styles. The African headwraps were admired and highly appreciated by the ladies, many of whom had the opportunity to wear them.

Gifts were given to those who could answer questions about the countries, and a raffle draw with special prizes from each country added to the excitement. Fresh fruit juices from South Africa were available at the specially erected juice bar, along with a lavish buffet prepared by Crowne Plaza chefs and many Southern African specialties at the International buffet station prepared by the countries.

The IWG President, along with the Executive Board, presented each ambassador with an honorary shield and thanked them for organizing this very special day, delighting the attendees with the cultural richness and beauty of their countries.

Throughout the lively and unforgettable event, attendees cheered and applauded during the informative speeches, lively tribal dances, and colorful traditional clothing displays of each country. This immersive experience truly captured the rich cultures of the beautiful and mesmerizing nations of Comoros, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, South Africa, and Malawi.



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