Armenian Educational Benevolent
Union (A.E.B.U.) - Lebanon
The Armenian Educational Benevolent Union (A.E.B.U.)
was founded in Beirut, Lebanon and licensed by the Lebanese
Government Decree No. 721 dated 22nd December 1969. The A.E.B.U.
Lebanon Program is supervised by an elected regional committee.
Regional committees are also founded in different countries
II. Goals and Objectives:
The A.E.B.U. Lebanon is a voluntary, non-profitable, benevolent
organization. Its main objectives are:
offer education to the underprivileged children through
Sahakian Levon Meguerditchian College.
Health and Social
Care: assist to the welfare and development of the poor and
needy without regard to geographical or confessional affiliation.
These objectives are achieved through A.E.B.U. Socio-Medical
Centers and dispensaries.
History and Background:
Sahakian Levon Meguerditchian College, founded in 1922, was the
first Armenian school in Lebanon. The old building of the College
had to endure the rigors of rain and heat under a tin roof. In
1969 A.E.B.U. undertook fundraising activities to construct a new
building to replace the old one. A land of 5738 square meter was
bought in Sil El Fil and a four-storey building was erected. The
building consists of sunny classrooms, laboratories, Armen and
Persape Jerejian Assembly Hall, Roupen Sevag Library, a basketball
court and a football court. Besides this building another floor
building is constructed for kindergarten, Peniamin Jamgochian
Modern Kindergarten, with all facilities.
The College is English oriented and follows the curriculum
assigned by the Lebanese government. It also teaches Armenian
language, literature, and history. The extracurricular activities
of the College encourage students to become exemplary citizens.
The annual tuition fees of the College are one of the lowest among
the Lebanese private schools.
The graduates of Sahakian College have prospered in different
fields: engineering, industry, business, medicine, literature,
Auxiliary committees, Trustees, Alumni, and Parents, help morally
and financially to the success of the College.
In 1988, A.E.B.U. founded its first medico-social center in
Beirut, Nahr (Hadjin) region. It consisted of three small rooms.
In 1994, it was transferred to a new premise, in the same area.
This location has an area of 250 square meters and consists of a
reception room, two examination rooms, a pharmacy, two dental
dispensaries (donated by USAID, Pontifical Mission, World Vision
and CRS), an ophthalmologic clinic, a physiotherapy room, and a
In 1995, A.E.B.U. founded a dental dispensary in Rawda, Metn, in
In 1997, A.E.B.U. founded another dispensary in Sin-El-Fil, Metn.
It operates through an apartment of 3 rooms. This dispensary
offers medical and dental services.
At present 9 dentists and 21 doctors of different specialties
(cardiologist, gynecologist, pediatrician, generalist, orthopedist,
gastro-enterologist, physiotherapist, ophthalmologist,
endocrinologist) are serving in the medical centers. The
physicians serve voluntarily.
The three medical centers are located in densely populated areas,
inhabited by modest people. They charge symbolic fees for
consultation or medical examination. More than 1800 patients get
medical assistance in a month. The services are given to all that
are needy without any discrimination.
The medical centers cooperate with the Ministry of Health in its
health and vaccination programs.
The doctors and the dentists of the medical centers visit
different schools every year and perform free medical and dental
examinations. If needed, the students can be treated in the
medical centers without any payment.
A.E.B.U. assists the needy in the following social areas:
A.E.B.U. has also organized social
gatherings, charity dinners and balls.
A.E.B.U. has created a women's auxiliary committee, "Friends of
Art", that organizes cultural lectures, brunches, exhibitions,
trips, and other cultural activities.
IV. A.E.B.U. During the Civil War:
A.E.B.U. has assisted the people during the civil war
in Lebanon in the following ways:
Funds are raised through:
A.E.B.U. has a mission to complete. A.E.B.U. believes in its
mission and will do its best to meet the growing need of the
deprived people to get proper education and health care. A.E.B.U.
still depends upon concerned and compassionate organizations and
individuals to provide its humanitarian services.
Tel: 00961 3 669377
Fax: 00961 4 922950
A.E.B.U. Hadjin Socio Medical Center
Nahr St., New Hadjin, Medawar, Beirut, LEBANON
Tel: 00961 1 560704
Sahakian Levon Meguerditchian College
P.O.Box 55368, Sin El Fil, LEBANON
Tel: 00961 1 492726