Seva Canada, a Vancouver-based eye care charity, is funding a special program to train health professionals in the developing world to detect and prevent blindness in AIDS patients.
For the first time in history, the number of people suffering from blindness is decreasing according to new figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
February 2011: Sherritt International Corporation Helps Restore Sight and Prevent Blindness in Madagascar
Sherritt International Corporation has made a donation of $32,000 for Seva Canada’s efforts to help restore sight and prevent blindness in Madagascar.
Canadian humanitarian documentary photographer and Edmonton optometrist Dr. Larry Louie has taken top honours in the 2010 International Travel Photographer of the Year awards(TPOTY), with stunning, highly atmospheric portfolios of black and white images of Mali and Tibet.
Think bac to your childhood and try to recall what you really wished for on your birthday. Perhaps it was a G.I. Joe, an Etch a Sketch, or those Rock ‘Em Sock‘Em robots. How about the kind act of helping someone out? Eleven-year-old James Owen did just that when he chose to donate to Seva Canada’s sight restoration programs for his birthday.
Looking to stray away from giving conventional gifts this holiday season? Wanting to give a unique holiday gift that is meaningful and has the power to transform lives? Seva Canada’s “Gifts of Sight” are a great solution for shoppers looking for something unique and thoughtful to give their friends and family during this holiday season.
November 2010: Banyen Books 40th Anniversary Party Featuring Wavy Gravy film and Ram Dass live dialogue link
On Thursday December 9th, Banyen Books will hold a 40th birthday celebration at the Ridge Theatre with special live “skype-in” with Ram Dass from Maui, a new short film of Ram Dass, a rare screening of Saint Misbehavin’:The Wavy Gravy Movie and a book signing of Ram Dass’s new book Be Love Now by its co-author Rameshwar Das.
Seva Canada is launching an international campaign to raise public awareness of blindness and vision impairment as major international public health issues. Since 1982, Seva Canada has been restoring sight and preventing blindness in the developing world. The campaign will run from now to the end of December 2010.
Seva Canada is launching a national Video Contest, Her Sight Is Worth It, to raise awareness of blindness among girls and women and the barriers they face accessing eye care.
Seva Canada is launching a national Video Contest, Her Sight Is Worth It, to raise awareness of blindness among girls and women and the barriers they face accessing eye care. The video contest, www.HerSight.ca, is open to all Canadians over 13 years of age and is promoted throughout high schools, universities, and film schools.