Schools In Lebanon: Helping Expand Horizons
Armenian Evangelical Churches have always been pioneers in establishing quality schools and supporting education. Soon after the 1918 Armenian Genocide, the survivors who took refuge in the shanty camps of Aleppo, Syria and Beirut, Lebanon were helped by the AMAA with establishing Kindergartens and elementary schools. The AMAA played a very significant role by finding resources to purchase properties and build schools, provide scholarships, and meet urgent needs created by the political storms that passed over the Middle East.
Today, the Armenian Evangelical Community of Lebanon boasts four Secondary (K-12) Schools and one Middle (K-8) School, which are owned and operated by the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE):
- Armenian Evangelical College of Beirut
- Armenian Evangelical Central High School of Ashrafieh
- Armenian Evangelical Shamlian-Tatigian Secondary School of Nor Marash in Bourj Hammoud
- Armenian Evangelical Secondary School of Anjar
- Armenian Evangelical Peter & Elizabeth Torossian Middle School of Nor Amanos in Bourj Hammoud.
All of these schools depend on the AMAA’s Child Education programs.
AMAA provides educational support through:
1) operational support
2) tuition sponsorship
3) scholarship assistance
Despite the political storms in the country, these schools have maintained their quality of education, their spiritual and moral orientation and have a good track record in passing governmental exams.
Featured Photo: Armenian Evangelical Secondary School of Anjar
Sarkis emigrated to Lebanon from Iraq after his father was killed there. He, his mother and older sister are living with his grandmother in a two room apartment.
Sarkis is a fifth grader at the Armenian Evangelical P & E Torossian School of Nor Amanos in Bourj Hammoud.
If you have any questions, contact Lucy Rastguelenian in the AMAA Sponsorship Department via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (201) 265-2607.
Centennial Campaign Challenge!
Part of the current Centennial Campaign is a $1 million goal to support the “Armenian Evangelical Schools in Lebanon Papken & Helen Mugrditchian Endowment Fund.”
This particular endowment fund has a special matching gift challenge extended to all supporters and friends. Donations received toward this Fund will be matched by an Anonymous Donor, up to a $1,000,000. Gifts are effectively doubled! This new endowment fund will preserve much needed educational opportunities to a diverse group of students in the schools the AMAA serves in Lebanon.