Our Mission

 

The Tekeyan Armenian Cultural Association (TCA) was established in 1947 in Beirut, Lebanon, named after the poet Vahan Tekeyan. It aims to preserve the Armenian Culture and Heritage in the Diaspora, and to promote cultural, spiritual and educational ties with the homeland, irrespective of political and ideological barriers. 

The TCA is part of a network of similarly affiliated branches in about a dozen countries covering North America, Europe, the Middle East and Armenia. It acts as a major cultural organization bridging Armenian Diaspora communities with one another and with Armenia. The various branches have their own regional cultural centres, schools and publications.


“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”
— William Saroyan