(In East Africa) an event held to raise funds for a charitable purpose: [as modifier]: harambee functions
More example sentences
- But the ngoma is equally used for popular uprisings and harambees - events where a wide group of people ‘pull together’ to benefit the community.
- The harambee movement has since been politicized, weakening the partnership between the state and local communities.
- Moi gradually turned harambee efforts into overt political events.
Swahili, literally 'pulling or working together' (a slogan of the first independent government of Kenya).