YEREVAN — Tekeyan Armenia focused its attention on the students in Gumri and Stepanavan. Recently, the Tekeyan Centre held a program taking children to museums and various other cultural sights. The point of the program is to familiarize the children with the important historical sites and allow them to make new friends at the same time.
The first visit was to Hovhaness Toumanian House Museum in Yerevan. They saw documents he had written by hand and some of the translations of his stories.
The students also visited the Armenian National Gallery, where they viewed the collections of Armenian, Russian and foreign works of art including paintings, sculptures, etc.
From Yerevan, the Tekeyan students went to the seat of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Echmiadzin. Here is one of the great masterpieces of Armenian architecture, Sourp Hripsime Church, said to be built in 618, at the site where the saint was tortured.
Then the children visited the Mother See, built in 303, by King Trdat.
The children next visited the ruins of Zvartnots church, built in the seventh century.