POINTING YOUTH TO A PURPOSE-FILLED LIFE
Nineteen-year-old Joy Basta is a presenter on the SAT-7 KIDS’ program A Riddle and a Story. Being raised a pastor’s son and surrounded by church community did not exempt Joy from negative pressures at school. He shares his experience and gives insight into the struggles of the region’s youth today.
BREAKING THE SEX EDUCATION TABOO
As in many parts of the world, sexual abuse is rife in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. To make this worse, sex education is taboo. Many young people are adrift in a sea of misinformation. The SAT-7 ARABIC program Speak Up is helping parents communicate with their teenage children to better protect them from harm.
TALKING YOUTH ISSUES OVER COFFEE
Socialising over hot beverages has been an integral part of Middle Eastern culture for centuries, since long before cafés first gained popularity in the Western world. SAT-7 is now showing two new youth programs that follow this tradition.
SURVEY REVEALS SAT-7 PARS’ LIFE-CHANGING IMPACT
A recent survey of SAT-7 PARS shows that large numbers of viewers are growing in their personal relationship with God by watching the channel. Almost 25 percent said they had committed to following Jesus, and over 60 percent said that SAT-7 PARS helped them grow their faith.*
SAT-7 OFFERS ANSWERS TO TROUBLED VIEWERS
Realising the need to present healthy Christian teachings to young believers, SAT-7 ARABIC’s new program QA in Christian Faith answers the questions of troubled young adults in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
BRINGING LIGHT TO YOUNG HEARTS AND MINDS
In the Middle East, a child who turns on the television may be exposed to violence, intolerance, or even radicalisation. In contrast, SAT-7’s children’s programs are a haven for young viewers. By teaching positive, Christ-centred values, these shows are helping ensure a better future for the region.
FAMOUS TENOR SINGS FOR SAT-7 ACADEMY
On Thursday 7 June an exciting musical event is raising awareness of SAT-7 ACADEMY. The talented Norwegian tenor Sveinung Hølmebakk is performing at a free promotional concert in Lebanon to raise awareness of SAT-7 ACADEMY’s work.