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About Weston Association of Malayalees (WAM)

Weston Super Mare Association of Malayalees... The `WAM` is an organisation of Keralites who migrated and settled in Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom.
Malayalees are named so as their mother tongue is Malayalam and are from the southwestern naturally beautiful and fully literated state of  Kerala, India.
Due to it`s greenish and diversified geography along with the full stretched stream of backwaters, the tourism department of the State glorified it with the slogan .. `God’s own Country`.

The `WAM` aims to bring the Malayalee community together in U.K. and thereby enable to get social education, recreation  and quality life to individual members. WAM is determined to impart the values of heritage and culture to the new generation. It aims to create opportunities for people to showcase their talents. It promotes for the exchange of innovative ideas among members. The association assists the new immigrant health workers to mingle smoothly with the local community and aid them to suit with the new environment. The Association prefers to celebrate festivals of both Kerala and United Kingdom.
WAM is closely working with the local authorities, charity and cultural organizations. It is also an umbrella organization of BME (Black & Minority Ethnic) Network, Weston-Super-Mare.

`WAM` at first glance:-
The Malayalees in Weston Super Mare didn`t have a leadership and organisational set up until the year 2013. In October 6th, 2013 many of the Weston Malayalees assembled in Scout Hall and formed an association named as `WAM` with a constitution.
It is officially established in August 2014 with the celebration of our harvest festival `Onam`.

The then Hon. Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) of U.K. Mr. John Penrose MP lit the flame of this great Organisation. H.E the Hon. President of India of that time Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and the then Hon. Chief Minister of Kerala Mr. Oommen Chandy were also greeted the occasion from India.

Since then, WAM serves to maintain its motto and implement it at its best level. The association strives to conduct various activities, it includes Sports Day, Cultural Programmes in order to  maximise the physical and mental health and Social awareness seminars to maintain well educated generation.