Tanzania day held at the Tanzanian embassy

Extending a warm welcome, Ambassador Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar and her family were on hand at the entrance to the Embassy of Tanzania to greet incoming visitors on Saturday, September 15 for “Tanzania Day,” at an event that show-cased the country’s rich culture, entrepreneurial spirit, and penchant for cordial and meaningful communication.

Located in Washington, D.C. – a short distance from “Embassy Row” – the Embassy of Tanzania was abuzz with activity. Commercial vendors lined the exterior of the building with their wares. Inside, representatives of for-profit and non-government organizations (NGOs) stood at tables that were flanked in the rear by stately framed photos of past presidents and dignitaries handing on the walls.

In another room an elegantly decorated table was setup for buffet style-serving of traditional Tanzanian food to the thousands of guests expected to visit the embassy. Exquisite Tanzania fare was also doled out in the rear of the building where guests could also partake of the incredible talents of Tanzania dancers, musicians, and singers on a canopy covered stage.

Tours of the embassy provided visitors another opportunity to learn about the people, culture, economy and official language of Tanzania. In one room was the “Swahili Hub,” where representatives, among other things, shares with visitors ways to stay abreast of events through translation services.

The face behind the event

Following an extraordinary legal career in Tanzania as the partner at one the country’s most prestigious law firms, Mrs. Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar is serving as Ambassador of the Republic of Tanzania to the United States of America with distinction.

[frame_right src=”https://mcadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/maajar-150×150.jpg” href=”https://mcadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/maajar.jpg”]Maajar, left, with her husband[/frame_right]Prior to her appointment as Ambassador, Mrs. Maajar was the High Commissioner of the Republic of Tanzania to the United Kingdom from 2006 to 2010, according to the Ambassador’s biography.

The Ambassador’s career is marked by a steady string of accomplishments in the legal profession. She is the founding partner of MRN&M (Maajar, Rwechungura, Nguluma and Makari) law firm. And, while engaged in the legal field, the Ambassador practiced as an advocate of the high court of Tanzania, specializing in corporate and mining law litigation, further states.

She was also a board member for several governmental and private entities, active member of the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA). Ambassador was chairperson of TAWLA from 2001 to 2003.  TAWLA is a non-government organization (NGO) that operated by women attorneys to advocate for women and children’s rights.

Born and raised in Moshi, Tanzania, states her biography, Ambassador Maajar earned LLM and LLB degrees from the University of Dares-salaam; she is a member of the Tanzania bar.

Tanzanian fashion

Without a doubt, Missy Temeke is adept at grabbing attention! This was exemplified by her Tanzania Day grand entrance at the Embassy of Tanzania on September 15, 2012. Already tall and slender, with symmetrical model’s physique, Mrs. Temeke created quite a stir as she strolled into the exhibit room donning designer sunglasses, immaculate make-up and attired in a one-of-a kind above the knee, sleeveless dress with an earth-tone geometric design—that emerged from her vivid imagination.

[frame_left src=”https://mcadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Missy-Temeke.png” href=”https://mcadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Missy-Temeke.png”]Missy Temke[/frame_left]Grabbing attention is exactly what Mrs. Temeke sought. It was a real-time demonstration of brilliant self-marketing in action. Everything about her caused heads to turn and take notice of her impeccable appearance and designer original dress. While posing for a photograph, Mrs. Temeke strategically stood next to another one of her fabulous creations.

Originally from Tanzania, Mrs. Temeke is the owner of Kwetu Fashion Design, a thriving business located in Silver Spring, Maryland, that creates fashion for children and adults.

Mrs. Temeke utilizes the services of a colleague, the owner of Euphrasie Fashion, in Silver Spring. A skilled seamstress, Euphrasie—her business name—makes nearly all of Mrs. Temeke’s creations and sells some of them in her shop, located at University Boulevard East and Piney Branch Road.

Mrs. Temeke and Euphrasie will display their handiwork at a Fashion Show and Dinner, on Sunday, September 23, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., at Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. The benefit event is intended to raise funds for the Tanzania Outreach Mission. Ambassador Mwanaidi Maajar is the guest of honor.