Our April 22nd event supports the cause of Seva Canada — a Vancouver-based charitable organization dedicated to ending preventable blindness and restoring sight in the developing world.
Since its inception in 1982, Seva Canada has helped more than 3.5 million individuals in some of the poorest areas of the world to see again. Seva provides funding and expertise to partners in 11 developing countries: Nepal, Tibet, India, Tanzania, Guatemala, Cambodia, Egypt, Malawi, Madagascar, Burundi and Zambia – to deliver community and clinical eye care programs that reach the most vulnerable populations – women and children, the very poor and those living in rural areas.
Blindness and visual impairment is the seventh largest health disability in the world, but it’s solvable. 80% of blindness can be prevented or treated. Regaining sight and preventing loss of sight transforms lives. Children can go to school the next day, and many adults return to work within a week and are once again able to provide for their families. When more people are able to lead healthy, productive lives, entire communities have a chance at a better future.
Seva & Exclusive Pre-release Screening of Highway to Dhampus April 22, 2015