Middle East satellite TV broadcaster SAT-7 launched its latest channel, SAT-7 ACADEMY, on 1 September. Broadcasting around the clock in Arabic, its top class educational programmes will offer complementary learning opportunities to millions of children and families throughout the Middle East and North Africa who have been displaced by war. It will also provide supplementary learning to millions more who […]
A lost generation
Our concern that an entire generation could lose out on any schooling because of war, poverty and displacement led SAT-7 to begin its on-air classroom-style programming, My School. For every school day this offers quality teaching in maths, English, Arabic, science, art and craft, psycho-social support, health and values education.
In September 2017 SAT-7 launched SAT-7 ACADEMY, the first TV channel in the region dedicated to education, healthcare and social development for all the family.
SAT-7 ACADEMY will particularly focus on:
- Education: inclusive, quality education to promote lifelong learning opportunities
- Health: to promote healthy lifestyles, self-resilience and well-being
- Social development: programmes that promote equality and full citizenship rights for all, regardless of race or religion, and that enable critical thinking and conflict resolution.
His Grace Bishop Angaelos
“Education is one of the greatest answers to the problems of the Middle East.” His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK
SAT-7's educational programmes will develop skills that are too often overlooked in the region - creative and critical thinking, listening and adaptive skills, compassion and tolerance. By helping viewers reach their potential and promoting love for neighbour, we will offer a vision for Middlle East societies where all are valued and all can flourish.
Dr Mike Bassous
“Our cry for an education channel dates back about a decade. SAT-7 comes as an answered prayer and an answered call. Only through educating the new generation will we be able to cast new values in the region and will we be able to educate them about what democracy really means in the region. We find that the timing of SAT-7 ACADEMY is perfect for the region.” Dr Mike Bassous, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Lebanon
SAT-7 has always been committed to holistic programming, with the aim of ministering to people in every area of life - spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical. And we have a long track record of doing this, producing and broadcasting programmes that have positively impacted lives across the region.
These programmes have included dramas promoting the rights of children and women, documentaries and game shows that have shown the potential of people with disabilities, and talk shows that strengthen families or promote inter-communal understanding.
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A new satellite television channel, SAT-7 ACADEMY is set to launch on 1 September. Broadcasting around the clock in Arabic, the channel will offer millions of displaced or refugee children complementary learning opportunities through a variety of television programmes. War has forced thirteen million children out of school across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Schools that have not […]
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