Full of trust, free of worries, innocent and happy. This is a child at their best. But many children in the MENA are not in an environment that allows anything like that.
It may be the actions of their parents, the struggles of their community, or the fear in their heart that robs them of an enjoyable childhood. Whatever the reason, SAT-7 KIDS is passionate about providing a safe place of escape and comfort for children who suffer.
As the impact of the coronavirus was at its peak, a portal to a new world opened up, in the form of SAT-7 KIDS live show Allo Marianne. Allowing kids to connect with one of their best-loved presenters, Marianne Dauo, children have the chance to swap fear and sadness for a sense of security and joy. Inviting them to call in, share their thoughts and feelings, and sing, Marianne prays for the kids and lifts their spirits throughout the show.
“Sometimes life is difficult, but on this programme, we will learn together how to face our difficulties and be strong and confident,” shares Marianne. Children need help to learn how to deal with problems and process feelings, and for the ones who do not learn this at home, SAT-7 KIDS programming can be crucial in their development. The programme features a segment with a specialised children’s life coach, who is an expert in psychology, addressing children’s mental well-being in practical ways, giving them some simple tips to reduce anxiety, boredom and stress.
Although the programme does not shy away from the tougher topics of life, it is no sombre affair! The set is an explosion of colour and the soundtrack is playful. In one segment, Marianne encourages children to send in homemade videos where they share fun activities that can be done at home to boost their self-esteem and stay motivated.