Spirit of Service

Letter from the Executive Director

Women's Equality Day is August 26th, and here at Seva that's a day worth celebrating. Although we are first and foremost an eye care organization, promoting gender equity is also one of our top priorities. And for good reason. Women and girls in developing countries face even higher barriers to eye care than do their male counterparts.

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Seva's 40th Anniversary Celebrations: Music to Our Ears


Seva kicked off its 40th anniversary year celebration with a hometown concert at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, California in early June.

An amazing lineup of talented musicians played to a packed house, with beloved founding Seva board member Wavy Gravy serving as emcee.

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Magnifying Seva's Reach and Expanding Opportunity for Women


Seva supports training programs for local eye care professionals with various levels of expertise in over 20 countries. Ophthalmic assistants, counselors, and other trained eye care staff can multiply each ophthalmologist's efficiency ten-fold, greatly increasing the number of patients an eye clinic or hospital can help every year.

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Patient Story: Life is Looking Up for Nine-Year-Old Salma


Nine-year-old Salma, who lives in Alharam, Egypt, was constantly forced to tuck her head on her shoulder in order to see clearly due to persistent double vision. It was the only thing that brought her relief in an increasingly blurry world. And between the severity of her physical symptoms and nonstop teasing from her peers at school, Salma found she was no longer able to attend school full time.

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Seva Salutes Monthly and Legacy Donor, Keith Goldstein


When Keith Goldstein was considering non-profit organizations to support now and into the future, his choice was clear. "My first choice was Seva. I trust Seva more than any other charitable organization," said Keith.

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Global Sight Initiative Workshop Fosters Cross-Cultural Partnerships


The greatest strength of the Global Sight Initiative (GSI) lies in the partnerships it fosters among its mentors and mentees, each of whom operate within a unique cultural context but face many of the same obstacles. By sharing lessons learned, partners help each other increase the number of people they serve and the quality of care they provide.

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