Social Impact Programs Now Airing
Bridges (SAT-7 ARABIC)
An Arabic-language weekly Pan-Arab current affairs program, broadcasted live via satellite from Cairo throughout the MENA region, since 2013. It aims to give voice to members of Arab society that are not often given such voice, and to create a forum for open and free discussion on issues of importance to democratic transition, in the form of a weekly, live current affairs TV program, broadcast via satellite. The direct target group of the program is the general adult Arab audience of SAT-7 throughout the Arab region.
My School/Madrasati (SAT-7 KIDS)
An “on-air-school” since 2015 which provides complementary education to children who are beyond the reach and capacity of overburdened states and aid agencies with the goal of both preparing young viewers for integration into physical schools in future, either in their host or home country, and assisting students attending formal education. The target audience of Madrasati (My School) is primarily refugee, internally displaced and Arab speaking children aged between 4-8 years old, and their families, using the curriculum of Kindergarten 3, Grade 1 and Grade 2.
Hope for Tomorrow (SAT-7 ARABIC)
Shows stories of women who were victims of different aspects of violence, whether sexual, physical or other acts of discrimination and how they sought help. The program ran from 2015 to 2016, aiming to empower women and female viewers of the show to stand up for their rights while offering practical advice on how to avoid situations that might leave the women in danger and being harassed.
Needle and Thread (SAT-7 ARABIC)
A live current affairs show since 2015 exploring personal issues and challenges which women and girls experience in their society. The program seeks to be a threshold to a new world of freedom and imagination for women. It provides affirmation, validation, and encouragement in the environment, where single women not only deal with restrictions from their families, community and society but also face a huge social stigma. The new concept (Season 05) of Needle and Thread seeks to empower every woman to make active decisions and choices to live their life in full.
Router – aka Fakebook (SAT-7 KIDS)
A sitcom which aired in 2016 and explored the digitally obsessed lives of its six protagonists and the funny situations they get into. The program’s aim was to highlight how many teens today have easier access to technology than any other generation and urges viewers, through a series of comical story-lines, to consider the negative impacts digital obsession can have on our lives.
DokDok’s Family (SAT-7 KIDS)
Has run since 2016 and follows the exploits of a teenage inventor who in each episode takes viewers on a journey filled with valuable life-lessons and aims to encourage young viewers to use their talents and abilities to help others and bring happiness into their lives.
Fun Farm (SAT-7 KIDS)
Fun Farm introduces kids to daily work on the farm, morning and evening routines. It encourages children to do sports activities. The farmer will help kids learn a
bout animals and plants, while a specialized presenter will teach kids about healthy nutrition and cooking. The “Go green” segment opens their minds to environmental issues. Numbers and letters are introduced to children through reports. A handcraft segment teaches creative art work, as kids email their work and come to the studio to talk about their talents.
Egyptopia (Misr Topia) (SAT-7 KIDS, SAT-7 ARABIC)
A program since 2015 where different kids from different backgrounds are gathering in a camp and, in each episode, they learn about the main principles that hold a community together to build their city. In each episode, a well-known expert is interviewed to comment on the principle presented, while there are also interviews with the kids and their trainers. Series 2 presents the different topics in creative animations this time.
Your Doctor (SAT-7 ARABIC)
Displaced from their homes and often unable to access healthcare, refugees are especially vulnerable to an array of physical and mental health problems. Your Doctor helps them find healing through a series of short medical information segments. The program is presented by Dr. Hany Keylada, an expert on refugee issues who has served on the medical front line in war-torn Syria and Iraq.
In each bite-size episode of Your Doctor, Dr. Keylada teaches viewers the basics of how to identify and treat certain conditions. He presents information on first aid and dealing with emergency healthcare needs, as well as educating refugees on disease prevention and protection. The segments are also covering mental health issues and a range of medical topics that impact people’s everyday lives, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, the respiratory system and the digestive system.
Obstacle Overcomers (SAT-7 TURK)
A show running from 2016 on-wards about the lives of people with disabilities and how they have overcome them. The show includes visits to these people’s homes or offices and sharing of their successful stories with the audience.
Being a Woman in Turkey (SAT-7 TURK)
A women’s show since 2016 that describes the lives challenges and experiences living in Turkey.
The Doctor Is In (SAT-7 TURK)
A health program with Dr. Sahin Unal, running since 2016, who encourages to live healthy life and having healthy habits.