SYRIAN BOY: SAT-7 WORSHIP SONGS HELPED ME DURING KIDNAPPING
Jad*, a 17-year-old Syrian boy, called in to SAT-7 KIDS to tell his favourite presenter how much the channel’s programs mean to him. When he was displaced and kidnapped by militants in 2015, Jad says, recalling songs from a sing-along worship show brought him comfort.
SAT-7 airs all-day Life Agape film festival on day of Pentecost
SAT-7 will mark the day of Pentecost this year with an international festival of Christian film aired in collaboration with partner Life Agape. A slate of impactful Christian movies in Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi will be broadcast across three channels on Sunday 23 May, to the joy of viewers who often request these broadcasts and share how much they mean to them.
EMPOWERING YOUTH TO DREAM “WILL CREATE A BETTER LEBANON”
Lebanese teen Jancett Jarkas has realised a lifelong creative dream, but only after facing her biggest fears. She is one of many emerging young leaders finding confidence to move forward through an innovative game called TWiLY Business that teaches business development, and which has been shared on the SAT-7 show Expert Advice.
INNOVATION TO MITIGATE EDUCATIONAL FALL-OUT AFTER A DECADE OF CONFLICT IN SYRIA
A decade into the Syrian Civil War, a humanitarian crisis continues to beleaguer Syrians and refugee host countries. Tenuous infrastructures and economies are buckling farther under the pressure of pandemic shutdowns. The educational brand SAT-7 ACADEMY adapts, mobilising cutting-edge instructional models to support children.
NEW SAT-7 SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR ARABIC-SPEAKING VIEWERS
To meet the growing need of viewers online, and to better cater to the individual needs of its various demographics, a new social media strategy is being rolled out for SAT-7’s Arabic-speaking viewers, and within the first month, it is already bearing good fruit with our young audience.
SAT-7’S LEBANON TEAM OFFER SOLIDARITY IN HEALTHCARE CRISIS
Six months on from the Beirut blast, the pandemic is pushing Lebanon’s healthcare system, and its economy, to breaking point. SAT-7’s Beirut team have one message for their fellow Lebanese they deal with multiple overlapping crises: no matter their suffering, they are not alone, and God has not forgotten them.
SAT-7 ACADEMY SUPPORTS EDUCATION AS SCHOOLS CLOSE AGAIN
As schools close again amid renewed lockdowns in many Middle Eastern countries, families are left struggling with their children’s education. SAT-7 ACADEMY continues to step in to bolster Arabic-speaking children and families, with new programs to support online learning joining its roster of holistic educational and parenting support shows.
2020 SETS RECORD FOR VIEWER RESPONSES TO CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS
While 2020 was an extraordinarily hard year for many, it was also a year in which God was on the move in extraordinary ways. Soaring audience engagement with SAT-7 channels shows that amid COVID-19, the hope of Christ shared through television touched more people than ever in the Middle East and North Africa.