Weston Super Mare Association of
Malayalees... The `WAM` is an organisation of Keralites who migrated and
settled in Weston-Super-Mare, United Kingdom.
are named so as their mother tongue is Malayalam and are from the
southwestern naturally beautiful and fully literated state of Kerala,
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.
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:-
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.
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.
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