“I’M AFRAID TO DIE BEFORE I SEE MY MOTHER,” COMMENTED THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD MAYYAR AND HIS OLDER BROTHER MO ON A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAT-7 KIDS. THEY HAVEN’T SEEN THEIR PARENTS IN TEN YEARS AND, NOW, DANCING GIVES THEM PEACE.
When their parents divorced at ages 3 and 4, Mayyar and Mo were left to their grandmother to raise. Living in a refugee settlement in Lebanon, these Palestinian brothers struggle to find peace. Especially as both parents have remarried, settled down with new families and now live far away in Germany and Jordan.
A few days ago the brothers shared their story in a special live program on SAT-7 KIDS when the channel celebrated its 10-year anniversary.
To cope with their struggles, Mayyar and Mo have taught themselves to break-dance. It gives them an escape from the harsh reality they face every day. It distracts them from missing their parents.
NO CHILD SHOULD FEEL ALONE
No child should feel alone. No child should have to try to escape their reality. That is why SAT-7 tells children like Mayyar and Mo that they have a Heavenly Father who loves them and will never abandon them. We are peacemakers through programs that encourage children out of school to keep learning, series to help those experiencing trauma find healthy coping mechanisms, and interactive shows to give them the freedom to express themselves– just to be children.
We help brothers and sisters like Mayyar and Mo find support in a family of people who care. It is a family of over 21.5 million people who invest in one other to uplift, provide hope, and show Christ’s love.
SAT-7 KIDS is a lifeline of hope for countless Arab children across the Middle East and North Africa, but we need your help to reach them. Donate today to help children like Mayyar and Mo know they are not forgotten.