Founded in 1910, AGBU Lebanon administers a vast array of programs, institutions and community groups, including the state-of-the-art AGBU Demirdjian Community Center, three high-achieving Armenian day schools (Tarouhi-Hovagimian Secondary School, Levon G. Nazarian Elementary School and Boghos K. Garmirian Intermediate School), three medical dispensaries, and a network of scouts, sports, youth groups, the Arine Dance Group and the Vahram Papazian Theatre Group, under the umbrella of AGBU’s Armenian Youth Association (AYA).
AGBU Lebanon has chapters in Bourj Hammoud-Amanos, Antelias, Rabieh, Meghri, Moudawar, Rmeil, Beirut, and Zahlé, and awards scholarships to numerous students in Lebanon. Its sports program, administered by AYA, is renowned throughout the Arab world and its AGBU-Antranik women’s basketball team clinched the Lebanese championship for the ten consecutive years setting a record in the Lebanese sports history. The team has also won the Arab World Champions’ Club Championship title numerous times.
The AGBU Demirdjian Center is a major hub of community activities for Armenians and non-Armenians alike in Dbayeh. The Center hosts well-attended classes, sporting events, cultural activities and a modern health club facility.