Articles tagged: children’s programming
HELPING CHILDREN FIND SECURITY AND PEACE AMID MIDDLE EAST DANGERS
It is an extremely difficult and dangerous time to be a child in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). On World Children’s Day (20 November), we consider the challenges they are facing and how SAT-7 is supporting young people and their families with prayer, advice, and the comforting message of God’s unceasing care.
CHILDREN SHARE FEARS AND PRAYERS FOR WAR-TORN REGION
SAT-7 KIDS program Behind the Door is providing “sanctuary” for young Arab viewers frightened by the war in the Holy Land and other conflicts in the region. In a live episode last week, children shared their heartfelt prayers for those suffering and grieving, bringing tears to the eyes of the show’s presenters.
Great News for Turkish children
“We are all beautiful in God’s eyes,” says presenter Nora Yazırlıoğlu on a recent episode of SAT-7 TÜRK’s new children’s program Great News, “because God made us with all His love in His image.” Nora’s assistant – a well-dressed dog puppet – replies, “Yes, my friends, we are all precious in the eyes of God, and each one of you is unique and special to Him.”
A SUMMER OF ENCOURAGEMENT ON SAT-7 KIDS
“My children are blessed beyond words by your channel. It’s more precious than gold. Your channel is the only one my kids watch,” says one parent whose children watch SAT-7 KIDS. With many able to watch more content in summer, what Christian programs can children in the Middle East and North Africa see from SAT-7 right now?
SAT-7 KIDS program receives Special Mention at youth television awards
The SAT-7 KIDS team are honoured to have received a Special mention at the 2022 Prix Jeunesse International Festival, which was held on 10-15 June in Munich, Germany. The program Story in the Attic was among the finalists in the “Fiction for Ages 11-15″ category, and was also a finalist for the festival’s Gender Equity Prize.
ADVENT: WATCHING AND LEARNING
16-year-old Tia presents Chato, a comedy and drama programme on SAT-7’s children’s channel. She attends Kasr El-Dobara, a thriving evangelical church in Cairo’s city centre. Here, she shares her heart for SAT-7’s young viewers – that as they watch, they will truly understand Jesus’ love for them:
CHILDREN GROW IN FAITH THROUGH “ALLO MARIANNE”
“The children now talk to God as their friend,” says Marianne Daou, explaining the difference her program Allo Marianne has been making in viewers’ lives. The program has been encouraging Arabic-speaking children throughout some very tough times in 2021, helping them lean on God, grow in understanding, and model His love to others.
AN AFGHAN GIRL’S JOURNEY TO WATCH SAT-7
Taraneh* is a young Afghan girl who lives in Tajikistan and regularly calls in to SAT-7 PARS’ live children’s shows. Her family do not own a television, but she travels three hours to watch her favourite programs at a relative’s home. Taraneh’s inspiring enthusiasm and faith, despite her family’s difficult circumstances, shine through in her messages to the channel.