The Power of Our Partners - 2023 Annual General Meeting
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We invite you and the Seva Canada community to join us at our 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 17, to celebrate the successes of the past year, and look forward to the work ahead. We will be taking the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the leadership of our program partners, whose vision and expertise are what allow your donations to make the impact they do.
Our special guest this year is Peter Kileo from the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO).
Please help us welcome Peter, and hear about all the ways your continued support goes to work in Africa, resulting in lives transformed through the power of sight.
Peter's program mentorship in community ophthalmology is fundamental to the delivery of our mission: connecting people living needlessly with vision loss with the services that will restore their sight. We are thrilled to host Peter in Vancouver and connect him with you, our incredible donors who make it all possible!
Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 7pm PST
Location: Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1
Free parking is available, please see map below in event images.
Meeting ID: 8271417 3114
Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, however, to be considered a member of Seva Canada Society and eligible to vote at our AGM, a person must have donated a minimum of $20 between November 15, 2022 and November 16, 2023. Any member may be nominated to the Board of Directors by submitting a letter signed by a nominator and a seconder, both of whom must be members in good standing of Seva Canada Society. Letters can be sent to the Seva Canada office to the attention of the Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Peter Kileo is the Program Coordinator and Assistant Director at the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO Tanzania). Since 2014, Peter has worked very closely with Seva Canada as KCCO's key contact person in supporting and mentoring programs across different nations in Africa including: Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi, Ethiopia, Congo-Brazzaville, Benin and Madagascar.
Peter holds a BA in Philosophy from Urbanianna University in Rome, Italy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development, and a Master's Degree in Cooperative and Community Development from Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania.
When Peter joined KCCO in 2014, he was introduced to ophthalmology through courses in the management of community ophthalmology programs. He received training at LAICO Aravind in Southern India, at the Blantyre Institute of Community Ophthalmology in Malawi, and at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Peter is very interested in research related to the management of community ophthalmology programs, and is highly involved in program monitoring, evaluation and mentorship.
Peter lives in Moshi; a small, beautiful town at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. He and his wife Agnes are also busy raising their three children: 11-year-old Philbert, 7-year-old Damin and 4-year-old Arriela.
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