Who we are
Since it began in 1995, SAT-7 has aired many educational and social impact programs to viewers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on its network of satellite television channels.
Following the Arab Spring in 2011, with the escalating violence in the MENA region and in particular the Syrian crisis, SAT-7 recognised the need to respond in a more focused way, to the pressing educational and development needs of the region as part of the efforts of the wider NGO community. As a result, in 2016 SAT-7 Education and Development (SAT-7 E&D) was founded to better enable and equip SAT-7 to advance educational and developmental initiatives, through its programs.
SAT-7 E&D seeks in particular to improve the wellbeing of marginalised groups such as women, children, the illiterate, the poor, the disabled, the internally displaced and refugees, irrespective of religion, race, ethnicity and nationality. SAT-7 E&D specifically focuses on developing satellite television programs and online resources that contribute to tackling the urgent development needs of the region. SAT-7 E&D programming falls under three thematic pillars: education, health, and social development.