SAT-7 shares Arabic educational resources online during lockdown
Arabic Educational and COVID 19 programs from SAT-7 ACADEMY are now available as a comprehensive online package to support children and families across the Middle East and North Africa currently under lockdown.
“Our hope is that this online package, will be used widely by partners and NGO’s across the Middle East and North Africa to give vital on-going educational support to children across the region who are now out of school and assist NGOs in continuing their invaluable educational activities with the most vulnerable children on the ground”, shared Rita El-Mounayer, SAT-7 CEO.
The online package contains special programs on the COVID-19 pandemic including awareness campaigns and prevention messages, mental and physical wellbeing for the whole family and educational and development programs which target Arabic speaking school age children, their primary care givers, and the whole family.
For the last 5 years, SAT-7 ACADEMY programs specifically for children, parents and teachers have been produced and broadcast across the Middle East and North Africa. They have been supporting the continuing education and social development of millions of children from all religious and socio-economic backgrounds through satellite TV and social media.
My School covers the syllabus of KG3 to Grade 3 in core subjects, Arabic, Maths, English, Science, French and currently goes live on Facebook three times a week so children can connect with the teacher for further support. Puzzle is a gameshow aiming to promote children’s rights through play and was created in partnership with local Lebanese NGOs, Right to Play and Humanship, who continue to create the games and facilitate the show.
Episodes from these flagship education and child rights programs, together with links to programs with storytelling-segments to stimulate creative thinking and imagination and arts and crafts, are also part of the package.
“In today’s troubled Middle East, anxiety about COVID-19 is adding to the existing pain of millions already living in poverty, in conflict zones and in refugee and displacement camps. It is my prayer that this will be a time when we will all work together to share resources and share hope”, added Ms El-Mounayer.