About Us

What we do

SVIA generates activities for Artists, Poets, and Musicians with the purpose to uplift them and unify Swahiliphone communities through social activities in order to maintain their cultural heritage.


SVIA is empowering and unifying all individuals interested in Swahili Heritage through the Swahili Language, Cultures, Arts, Functions and Music programs.


To establish the Canada Institute of Kiswahili, and to work in collaboration with community agencies and other NGOs in order to serve better all individuals interested in Swahili heritage.


SVIA programs include:

  • Swahili Institute Development
  • Youth Engagement
  • Women's Empowerment
  • Arts Together for Seniors
  • Swahili Day
  • Swahili Exhibition

Swahili Worldwide

Swahili is widely used in over 10 countries. The Swahili diaspora has spread throughout the world, however.