The purpose of Greater Carolina Kerala Association is to promote and facilitate the cultural, educational, social and economic welfare of the Keralites both among Keralites and the surrounding community at large. Aligning with this mission, GCKA currently puts together Malayalam classes for reading/writing skills of our beloved language for our children. This activity is conducted via voluntary help from members of the community and is meant to cultivate and foster our cultural heritage among our children. We initially had this program running for two years at different locations like local libraries, Bond park community center etc. By 2012, we decided to find out a permanent venue for the classes.
For the academic year 2017-18, Malayalam classes will be held at Lourdes Matha Syro-Malabar Catholic Church hall @ 1400 Vision Dr, Apex, NC 27523 on Saturdays.
Class Timings for December 2nd 2017: 3 PM - 4 PM
Students are divided into three different classes - Manjadi (beginners), Malarvadi (intermediate), and Balavadi (seniors). The seniors can all now read and write in Malayalam with a little help. We have three teachers who volunteer their time and talents for this great cause along with GCKA BoD and Youth BoD members providing logistical supports.
All 3 classes follow the same text book - Kanikkonna from Malayalam Mission available for download here.
Registration for the 2017-18 school year is currently open. The registration is open to all children (5 years or older) of GCKA members for a nominal annual fee of $25 per child. Students can be registered for the next school year by submitting the fee and a signed copy of the waiver form that can be downloaded by clicking on this link at the Malayalam class.
For any questions about the classes or additional information please contact malayalamkalari@gcka.