When we developed our Strategic Plan for Growth last year, we set out several initiatives that would help us build on our resources, our strengths, and our assets, to be more visible and more active in the greater Lake Travis community. One of these Initiatives is to develop relationships with other organizations in our community by partnering with them to share our building.
The West Austin Tamil Academy is a newly-formed language school serving students in Bee Cave, Lakeway, Spicewood, and Steiner Ranch. Two of the leaders of this program live in the Provence neighborhood off of Hamilton Pool Road, and one lives in Steiner Ranch. They contacted us in August, looking for space for their classes. Prior to launching this Academy they had a list of 22 students, between the ages of 5 and 11, interested in learning Tamil, a language originating in South India and spoken by more than 67 million people in India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. They had their first organizational meeting on Saturday, September 17. Classes will be held on Saturday afternoons in our facility.
We are pleased to have this partnership with the West Austin Tamil Academy. Please make this group welcome. If you happen to be traveling past the church on a Saturday afternoon, or if you have a need to stop in and get something done, please be aware that the West Austin Tamil Academy is in session! And say hello! If your children or grandchildren want to learn Tamil, stop in and ask for information!