Kalamandalam Tanzania is an association of people of Kerala origin living in Tanzania. It was formed in 1956 primarily for fostering fellowship and promoting cultural and social activities of the Malayalam speaking Diaspora from India.

Kalamandalam is a registered legal entity under the Business Registration and Licensing Agency of Tanzania.


Kalamandalam has an exhaustive list of well spelt out objectives as detailed in the Memorandum of Association but the major ones are:

To promote fellowship and brotherhood and cultural heritage of Kerala among the people of Kerala origin living in Tanzania and build bridges between various Indian communities living in Tanzania

To promote economic, social, religious and cultural activities that will serve the poor and the disadvantaged in Tanzania.

To encourage and foster the idea of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service, high ethical standards in social life, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and promoting dignity of each members occupation as an opportunity to serve the society.

To engage in community service which comprises varied efforts that members make, sometimes in conjunction with others, to improve the quality of life of those who live in Tanzania.

To engage in international service which comprises those activities that members do to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace by fostering acquaintance with people of other countries, their cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, and problems, through reading and correspondence and through cooperation in all activities and projects designed to help people in other lands.


Started as a small group of few dozens of members, Kalamandalam over the past six decades has grown to a vibrant organization of over 300 families.

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