• A Couple Who Gets Glasses Together...

    Sat Sari and her husband Kouoy Long have done everything together for four decades, and two years ago they also began to lose their vision together. They had to rely on their children and grandchildren for help as their vision deteriorated. Then they went to a screening camp being held in their village...

    Sight stories | February 6th, 2024
  • Reaching for the Stars - Jaonah's Story

    By eight years old, Jaonah had completely lost his sight. His mother had to stop working and stay at home to take care of him, putting even more financial strain on the family. Imagine what it must feel like, watching your child’s vision disappear — and along with it, all the opportunities that come with healthy vision. “My biggest worry? That he would die,” his father shared in a soft voice. “When I was walking, I couldn’t see. It was really scary,” recalled Jaonah.

    Sight stories | November 20th, 2023
  • Her Future in Sight

    When one-year-old Jojo was only two months old, her mother, Adidja, noticed a white dot in her left eye. Adidja had no idea what was happening to her baby, so she rushed to the nearest pharmacy, where she received eye drops. But the white dot continued to grow, and Adidja began to notice with growing alarm that Jojo’s vision was affected. 

    Sight stories | October 24th, 2023
  • A Poem from the Roof of Africa

    In 2008, donors and Seva Canada volunteers, Dr. Janette Lindley and Danny Peart, had the chance to visit Moshi, Tanzania and while there, Danny and Janette climbed Mount Kilimanjaro as a fundraiser for Seva Canada. Danny wrote this poem a few years later and we wanted to share it with you.

    Blog | September 20th, 2023
  • Seeing Her Future

    One day, eight-year-old Rorsynin in Cambodia refused to go to school. When her parents asked her why, the answer was clear. She couldn’t see the lessons on the blackboard, the text in her books or her friends when they played outside. Learn how your support and a pair of glasses, changed her perspective.

    Blog | September 8th, 2023
  • The Miracle of Sight in an Instant

    Nurturing sustainable vision programs is complex, but at the patient level, eye care has a unique magic in its often quick results.

    Blog | September 8th, 2023
  • A Card Caring Donor

    “I love Seva Canada’s unique cards! The photos and the stories of the people featured on these cards captures the caring nature of Seva’s work internationally. I appreciate that I can make a donation and request a personalized card be made in honour of someone ..." - Helen

    Blog | September 8th, 2023
  • A Q&A with Seva Nepal’s New Country Program Director, Dr. Binita Sharma

    We welcomed Dr. Binita Sharma as Seva Nepal’s Country Program Director in January 2023. She is an eye health leader and champion for high-quality programs that serve the needs of communities. Learn about her background, her new position and her favourite sight story.

    Blog | August 25th, 2023
  • Helping Vireak See & Succeed in Class

    The age of six can be a time of incredible discovery: Kids enter grade one, make friends, begin the process of learning to read, and start to explore the world with more independence. When Vireak entered grade one in 2019, it became apparent that he wasn't keeping up in class and had trouble seeing clearly.

    Blog | August 10th, 2023
  • A Future in Focus

    Thuon is a 13-year-old student in grade 7 living in a rural village in Mongkol Borey Province, Cambodia. For the past two years she had difficulty seeing clearly which made it hard for her to read, write and participate in class.

    Blog | August 10th, 2023