Articles tagged: social impact
CHILDREN SHOW REAL-WORLD IMPACT OF DISABILITY INCLUSION PROGRAM
“When I watch City of Stars, I pray for the children with disabilities. If they were at my school, I would welcome them,” says a young Egyptian girl who watches the SAT-7 KIDS program that models disability inclusion. As the program produces its third season, viewer comments demonstrate its impact in a generally non-inclusive region.
SAT-7 VIEWERS MORE LIKELY TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S RIGHTS, SURVEYS SHOW
Women and men who watched SAT-7’s Arabic women’s program Needle and New Thread were more likely to support women’s rights to live free from violence and discrimination, says an independent evaluation that shows the program successfully raised awareness among high percentages of viewers.
A LIGHTHOUSE OF HOPE IN THE DEEPENING REFUGEE CRISIS
An unprecedented 82 million people are now forcibly displaced as the world marks World Refugee Day. SAT-7 CEO Rita El-Mounayer calls for urgent prayer for those with “nowhere else to go”, while displaced families share how even in the darkest times, they found hope through SAT-7 programming to meet educational and emotional needs.
CHALLENGING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH
Where their societies may offer them stigma and shame, the program City of Stars welcomes children with mental health issues with love. The SAT-7 KIDS program seeks to support this marginalised group by giving them a voice.
“SAT-7 HELPED US LOVE THE WORD OF GOD!”
Michael and Salah fled to Egypt with their families to escape desperate situations in their home country, Sudan. They share how God has been faithful to them through their struggles, and how SAT-7’s Sudanese programs have strengthened them in their hour of need and helped them stay connected to their roots.
HOPE FOR SUDANESE WOMEN
In Sudan, a country often ranked among the world’s worst for gender equality, many women are deprived of their rights. Now, a new SAT-7 ARABIC show provides a platform for their voices to be heard. Hosted by three female Sudanese presenters, Woman and Mirror is giving women hope by showing them their true worth –reflected not in a mirror, but in the Bible.
REFUGEE CENTRE REVEALS INCREDIBLE RESULTS
The Cultural Heritage and Interactive Learning Development (CHILD) Centre in Lebanon was launched as an alternative learning facility for Syrian refugee children. One of the aims of the centre was to help measure the impact SAT-7’s educational programming had on children who were watching. As the project came to a close, the results showed that the children had made significant progress in many areas.