Armenian Evangelical School of Trad
|Armenian Evangelical School of Trad|
|Bourj Hammoud, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon|
|Principal||Mrs. Vera Sevadjian|
|Grades||Kindergarten - Elementary|
|Religious Affiliation||Armenian Evangelical Church|
The present principal is Mrs. Vera Sevadjian.
The Armenian Evangelical Social Center School of Trad was built in 1936, in Trad district, which is a poor area in Eastern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. It was originally a refugee camp for the Armenians escaping from Turkey because of the massacres in 1915. The school was built specifically for disadvantaged children – the generation of the Armenian refugees who, because of their desperate situation, were left without education. Being aware of this situation, a missionary, serving in the Armenian community, Miss Elizabeth Webb, had the vision of founding a center to save these children. So she gathered them and taught them how to read and write.
Later, Miss Webb bought a piece of land and donated it to the Armenian Evangelical Church to be used as a social center. Gradually, the center developed into a school. In 1948 the school had its full elementary classes. In 1969, the present building was established.
The school shares its building with the social center, which is available for the children after school hours, where they can study & receive help. The social center also reaches the children & the adolescents through spiritual & social activities.
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- Armenian Evangelical Shamlian Tatigian Secondary School (Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon)
- Armenian Evangelical Central High School (Ashrafieh, Lebanon)
- Yeprem and Martha Philibosian Armenian Evangelical College (Beirut, Lebanon)
- Armenian Evangelical Secondary School of Anjar (Anjar, Lebanon)
- Haigazian University (Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon)
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