In Morocco, very few girls from rural communities have the opportunity to continue their education beyond primary school. Although education is free there, traditional patriarchal values often lead to girls being expected to leave school to take up responsibilities in the home.
This was the experience of Darya*, a young Moroccan viewer who got in touch with SAT-7 to share her story.
“I want to tell you that my education had to stop once I finished primary school,” Darya shared. “My parents didn’t help me to finish my studies because I am a village girl, even though they knew I was studying hard. But my dream never stopped.”
Despite the lack of support from her family, Darya was determined to receive an education. Though she wasn’t allowed to go out to school, she came across SAT-7’s educational programs on her television – which meant she could continue her learning after all!
“When I saw your SAT-7 ACADEMY programs, I knew that studying was not limited to age; therefore, my motivation for success increased,” Darya said. “I learned languages and became especially good at English.”
In a country where two-thirds of women are illiterate, programs like SAT-7’s My School pictured above, which teaches basic Arabic, English and math, are invaluable. “Thank you so much for your program, which is the only hope for me,” Darya said. “I love you!”
We believe in ministering to the whole person, engaging both their heart and intellect. As Darya and children like her watch My School, they are also seeing programs like Bible Heroes and Superbook proclaiming the Gospel. This is all made possible by the prayers and gifts of our faithful supporters!
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*Names and photos are for illustrative purposes only.