• Healthy Vision is Vital to Healthy Aging - Chamsuri's Story

    As darkness closed in, things that had always given Chamsuri purpose slowly slipped out of reach. Before, her family had depended on her, now she depended on them. “In the hills, she could easily fall down, and there can’t always be someone to catch or guide her,” said Chamsuri’s son, Chandra. 

    Blog | November 15th, 2022
  • Seeing Success in School

    "Preeti, why are you being so lazy?! You are still not paying attention in class!" scolded her teacher. Embarrassed for being called out in class again, 7-year­-old Preeti just wants to go home. She doesn't think she is as smart as her classmates who don't get reprimanded in class and get better grades than her.

    Blog | September 26th, 2022
  • Making a Difference in the World Through the Power of Sight

    "I'm grateful that I've had friends who were motivated to make a difference in the world and that gave me an opportunity to do this kind of work. I'd encourage people to find an opportunity to do meaningful work that gives them personal satisfaction and makes a difference," said Michel Maurer about his time volunteering with Seva Canada.

    Blog | September 9th, 2022
  • Tibetans and Nepalis Get Essential Eye Care Services!

    For centuries, Tibetans have lived in and travelled freely throughout the high Himalayan regions bordering the relatively recently established countries of China and Nepal. A large portion of the Nepali/Tibetan population remain isolated in remote mountainous regions receiving few health care services, including eye care.

    Blog | August 26th, 2022
  • 40 Years of Awesome!

    "It's all done with people" is a phrase that's been repeated over and over during our 40-year history. I heard it during my first Seva Canada Board Meeting in 2005 when I (Penny Lyons) started as a volunteer. It's more than just a saying; it is the backbone of Seva Canada's success.

    Blog | August 26th, 2022
  • Giving Her Back Her Sight and Her Life!

    76-year-old Punya has had a tough life. Her mother was killed during a violent political conflict and her husband died early in their marriage when she was still a young woman. She relied on her income as a daily wage labourer in the nation’s capital, Kathmandu, to support herself. Her home was destroyed by an earthquake. And then she lost her sight. Find out how you helped restore her sight and life!

    Blog | June 24th, 2022
  • A Father's Blessing For Sight

    Ram always took care of his family and made sure they had food, clothing and shelter even during the toughest times. Then he got older and life got even harder. He had to learn to rely on his wife and his two grown daughters.

    Blog | June 7th, 2022
  • Sight For Generations

    Two years ago Mong in Cambodia began to go blind. She not only lost her sight but her confidence as well. Her granddaughters had to miss school to look after her and the household. And then COVID-19 came to Cambodia.

    Blog | April 20th, 2022
  • A Research 1st for Seva Cambodia!

    Seva Cambodia staff, Roshan Bista and Sophon Vin, have taken leadership roles in improving eye care services in Cambodia. A first for both Seva Cambodia and Roshan and Sophan, they each designed and conducted studies that evaluated whether new outreach activities increased the number of people, particularly women and girls, accessing eye care services and at what program costs. 

    Blog | April 5th, 2022
  • Seeing Success in School

    “I am shocked she (Subhrata) has an eye problem! No one in the family knew about the problem,” said Subhrata's mother in eastern Nepal.

    Blog | March 25th, 2022