Articles tagged: coronavirus
WORLD REFUGEE DAY SPOTLIGHTS REFUGEES’ PANDEMIC PLIGHT
The words of a father who says “If my children get sick, I don’t know where I’d turn” on SAT-7 spotlight the impossible conditions facing refugees during the coronavirus pandemic. This World Refugee Day (20 June), please pray for refugees in the Middle East, who remain at risk and in need even as restrictions are eased in some countries.
LIFE-ENHANCING MUSIC EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May) celebrates the peace-building role of culture, including music. During Covid-19, the innovative SAT-7 KIDS program Rhythm and Melody brings this and many more benefits of music education direct to children – the Middle East’s future peacemakers.
sat-7 helps stem a rising tide of domestic violence
With several Middle Eastern countries documenting a rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, SAT-7 ARABIC and SAT-7 TÜRK address this deadly trend. By speaking out on a taboo issue and helping families manage emotions, the programs contribute to prevention while offering vital support to victims.
TURKISH PASTOR SHARES ABOUT SAT-7 TÜRK’S VITAL SUPPORT OF THE CHURCH
Cem Erçin, Pastor of Istanbul Immanuel Protestant Church and SAT-7 TÜRK Presenter of Essence of the Gospel and co-host of Let’s Talk, shares his unique insights into how SAT-7 TÜRK continues to support the Turkish Church during the pandemic.
NEW SAT-7 ARABIC PROGRAM TELLS VIEWERS “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”
You Are Not Alone brings much-needed spiritual encouragement and solidarity to viewers struggling with the loneliness, anxiety, and grief caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Broadcasting three times weekly, the new program shares uplifting stories of hope and “helpers”, along with a devotion to help viewers fix their eyes on Jesus.
SUPPORTING ISOLATED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO THRIVE
With schools closed and families isolated, SAT-7 is fast becoming a “one-stop shop” for children and parents needing support for their wellbeing. From encouragement and activities for children, to help with home education and parenting advice – the network is making the difference for families under pressure.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AS LOCKDOWN CONTINUES
SAT-7 provides a health lifeline for viewers across its four channels with programs such as the new SAT-7 ACADEMY health education series Dr Bee, airing on SAT-7 ARABIC, and other initiatives that are helping families in isolation eat well, stay active, and stay healthy across the Middle East.
SAT-7 ACADEMY VIEWER ENGAGEMENT DOUBLES
Viewer engagement with SAT-7 ACADEMY doubled in March, as Middle Eastern children and parents accessed the education and support offered by the brand in large numbers. As lockdowns continue, there has been a particularly strong, emotive response to the children’s rights campaign produced by the gameshow Puzzle.