• Would Glaucoma & Cataracts Stop Bir Bhan?

    Now 72 years old, Bir Bhan was the only person helping his daughter-in-law work in the fields and care for the cattle. Unfortunately, Bir Bhan’s vision began to fail and he was forced to loan his land to his neighbour for a 50% share. He could no longer recognize his cattle and could barely manage walking alone. Would glaucoma and cataracts take away Bir Bhan's ability to help his family and be independent?

    Blog | October 29th, 2019
  • How Will You Use Your Power?

    The team at Seva Canada is committed to using our power to educate, influence and engage women and men about the importance of eye care for all. We will continue to advocate with government and policymakers in Canada and in our partner countries and we will work to educate funders and donors about the need for gender-sensitive strategies to reach those most in need of eye care.

    Blog | September 11th, 2019
  • A Lasting Legacy

    It was Seva’s work in Nepal that first caught the couple’s attention because they had visited the country and witnessed the need for eye care firsthand. As donors for almost 15 years, Nic and Kira are drawn to Seva’s approach of creating sustainable eye care systems by building local expertise.

    Blog | September 6th, 2019
  • Focusing on Her Dream

    14-year-old Nitu lives in a small village in Nepal with her parents, older brother and sister. Nitu loves school and has pleaded with her parents to let her finish high school so she can become a teacher.

    Blog | September 6th, 2019
  • Did it Deliver? My Experience at the Women Deliver Conference

    From June 3-6, I participated in the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, Canada, a long way from my home in Tanzania. Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. Over 8000 people from 165 countries attended and since it was my first time at the global conference, I was eager to learn from the many gender-equality pioneers and advocates.

    Blog | September 6th, 2019
  • Harnessing the Power of Community for Healthy VisIon

    This year, Seva Cambodia, Seva’s locally-run Cambodian office, implemented a new strategy to strengthen their existing field worker program and increase the number of patients seen, referred and receiving eye care services.

    Blog | September 6th, 2019
  • The Element of Soul in Seva Canada's Motown Meltdown

    Seva Canada’s annual Motown Meltdown was held on April 27, 2019 in Vancouver. Motown Meltdown spans sixteen years of singing and dancing. It brings together the contributions of sponsors, and offerings of time and talent from performers and volunteers, attesting to the power of local community in gathering for a global cause: the prevention of treatable forms of blindness and the restoration of sight in developing countries.

    Blog | September 6th, 2019
  • Turning Darkness to Light

    Imagine a world of darkness; a world that you can hear, touch, smell and even taste, but can’t see. That is the reality for 36 million people worldwide. Written by guest blogger Amy Beeman. Amy is the producer for the Virgin Radio 94.5 morning show and a Vancouver Mom Top 30 Blogger.

    Blog | August 26th, 2019