• Stories of Aravind Capacity Building: Learning from Others

    The story of Aravind Eye Care System’s (AECS) external capacity building legacy is more than just about management, systems and processes. Understanding much of what makes AECS unique can be gleaned from the many narratives and personal experiences of the physicians and staff who, through their passion and commitment, have contributed to preventing unnecessary blindness in disadvantaged areas throughout the world. Just as Dr. Venkataswamy’s (Dr. V) own story so strongly reflects the soul and mission of Aravind, so too do the stories of AECS’ dedicated trainers and mentors serve as a lens into the motivations, struggles and benefits that AECS itself derives as an organization committed to serving others.

    Blog | January 25th, 2017
  • Twinning with Sight

    Sharuk and Suhail are twin boys living in India. When they were just four, it was discovered that they both suffered from cataracts. Thanks to Seva donors, they received the surgery they needed to return to being happy and healthy boys with bright futures ahead.

    Sight stories | December 1st, 2016
  • Help Kids See

    For young children, particularly those younger than school age, the chance that they will be treated for eye problems is almost zero. Executive Director Penny Lyons speaks to the challenges of pediatric eye care, at Seva's 2016 Annual General Meeting.

    Blog | November 18th, 2016
  • 5 Ways you can Give Sight on #GivingTuesdayCA

    #GivingTuesdayCA is a Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. It's a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others. In celebration of #GivingTuesdayCA, here are 5 ways you can #GiveSight.

    Blog | November 16th, 2016
  • Sweating for Sight

    This October, the fitness community in Vancouver gathered together to use the power of sweat to give the power of sight.

    Blog | November 1st, 2016
  • No child should go blind because of where they were born

    When Yohane was 5 months old his parents noticed a change, Yohane was going blind and he needed cataract surgery. Thanks to Seva donors, Yohane received the care he needed to regain his sight and his smile.

    Sight stories | October 26th, 2016
  • Behind Innovations in Eye Care

    Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, a co-founder of Seva Foundation, was recently honoured by our longtime partner Aravind Eye Care System with the Dr. G. Venkataswamy Endowment Award. She spoke to The Hindu about the award, her love for Madurai and why she dedicated her life to eye care.

    In the news | October 24th, 2016
  • Pretty in Pink... Glasses

    This past February, students and teachers at a rural school in Cambodia experienced firsthand how the support of Seva donors could change their lives forever.

    Sight stories | September 14th, 2016