Articles tagged: Education
THE CHALLENGE OF PROGRESS IN NORTH AFRICA
In the region that sparked the “Arab Spring”, some momentous change has been achieved. But too often, lives remain blighted by inequality, poor education and illiteracy, and limited civic freedom. In the most extreme cases, vulnerable people in North Africa are being totally deprived of their human rights.
FAST-PACED SHOW WIDENS YOUNG PEOPLE’S HORIZONS
Youth talking to youth: this is the theme of iNews, one of the many engaging educational shows on SAT-7 ACADEMY. Almost 100 episodes have been made so far, with two more being filmed every week, says Fadi Taher, the director of Icon Media, a Cairo production house that creates a number of programmes screened by SAT-7.
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.
CHILDREN LEARN VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS THROUGH STORIES
Karim and Nour are the fictional brother and sister who feature in My Story, a new My School segment series. Through the pair’s adventures and experiences, young viewers learn valuable life lessons taught by storyteller Nada Kastoun Saab.
“MY SCHOOL BENEFITS ME AND MY GRANDCHILDREN”
Searching for something educational and engaging for his grandchildren to watch on television, Boutros came across SAT-7 ACADEMY’s program My School. Now, watching My School together has become a regular family activity that benefits and bonds two generations.
TALENTED STAR LENDS HIS VOICE TO SAT-7 ACADEMY
The exciting new program Be Flex is a drama with a difference. The show stars Abanob Flex, a professional ventriloquist who uses his unique talents to teach families important life lessons. Its engaging and humorous approach is perfect for frustrated parents in need of practical advice.
REMARKABLE PROGRESS FOR TRAUMATISED CHILDREN
The recently launched Cultural Heritage and Interactive Learning Development (CHILD) Centre is an alternative learning facility for Syrian refugee children without other access to education. The students are making remarkable progress, with children who were broken, traumatised, and fearful becoming happy, thriving learners.
A NEW TEACHING MODEL FOR EVERYONE
Roy Saab has been a consultant for SAT-7 ACADEMY since its early stages of development. He is an experienced educator and curriculum developer, currently directing an Education in Emergencies project in Lebanon. Roy explains the channel’s potential and its role in the future of education across the Arab World.