Carolina Kannada Balaga started Aata Pata Shala (APS) in a motivation to help kids of expat Kannada families to learn Kannada Language. While the main motive was to inculcate Kannada to children of Kannada expats, we welcome anybody who is interested to learn this great language to join us. APS conducts Kannada classes for kids, teens and adults in Charlotte. The Kannada classes started in May 2015 and the Shaala conducts bi-monthly classes through a network of dedicated CKB volunteers. The class has gained popularity with close to 20 students. CKB encourages parents to send their kids to learn Kannada.