Seva Canada's 2015 Annual General Meeting
Please join us to celebrate what you, as part of the Seva family, have accomplished over the past year.
Meet three incredible women and learn how they have taken a leadership role in giving the power of sight in Nepal, Tanzania and India. Parami Dhakhwa, Fortunate Shija and Sasipriya Karumanchi will share stories from the field and their own experiences working as women in leadership positions in eye care.
Fortunate Shija, KCCO, Tanzania
Fortunate is the Microfinance and Eye Care Coordinator at the Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO). She identifies potential microfinance groups in areas where there are outreach programs supported by KCCO and creates relationships between the women and eye care programs. She designs proposals, initiates new microfinance and eye care programs, collects data from the work and publishes the findings
Parami Dhakhwa, Seva Nepal
Parami is the Administrative Assistant at Seva Nepal. For over a decade she has implemented eye care programs throughout Nepal. She liaises with all of our local partners including eye hospitals, District Eye Care Centers, Primary Eye Care Centers as well as the Seva Canada and Seva Foundation offices. Parami is also responsible for the administration of Seva Nepal's finances and grant management
Sasipriya Karumanchi, LAICO, India
Sasipriya (Sashi) is currently Senior Faculty at the Lions Aravind Insitute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), a unit of Aravind Eye Care System in Madurai, India. She heads consulting services for developing sustainable eye hospitals in the not-for-profit sector. Over the past 15 years at Aravind, she has worked on projects including teleophthalmology, pediatric eye care, human resources development and primary eye care services.
We will also take a special moment to remember Dr. John Pratt-Johnson, Seva Canada board member, renowned teacher and tireless advocate for blind children around the world. His passing in September 2015 deeply affected us all and he will be remembered for his tremendous impact on Seva Canada's programs and the lives of so many people.
Following the AGM Seva is hosting a reception to recognize and bid farewell to three wonderful Board Members who, combined, have given over 45 years of service. They have held leadership positions including Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer. Their compassion, generosity and dedication to restoring sight have been instrumental to Seva's success.
Please join us in celebrating Michel Maurer, Ian McLennan and Peter Nash.
November 27th, 2015 7:00pm
BMO Great Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street
Light refreshments to be served
Space is limited.
Please RSVP online or at 604-713-6622.
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