Dr. Shafik Sachedina is the man who makes things happen at sixteen difference locations with the Ismaili community. He’s a member of the Aga Khan Development Network and a member of the Ismaili Leader’s International Forum. As the Head of the Department at Jamati Institutions, he has a huge impact on the community.
Dr. Sachedina has been able to help alleviate poverty and really help people who’ve needed it in the community. Promoting peace for the middle east in one of his most important platforms and he believes others can carry that message if he inspires them. As the Chairperson of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance, he’s on the front lines helping people whenever he can.
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The Institute of Ismaili Studies helps promote the study of Muslim culture and does research to further that agenda. With his leadership role at the institute. Dr. Sachedina has been a voice for the Muslim community and key in spreading positive things about the culture. The main purpose of the Institute is to encourage a better understanding of the relationship between other faiths and the Muslim faith. Drawing that parallel is an important part of bridging different cultures. It’s also a place to teach students who don’t understand English with a Syrian Preparatory Program and a Khorog English Program. He was born in Tanzania and started an early passion for his culture and making sure others were educated.
As one of the founder of Sussex Healthcare, Shafik Sachedina has also been instrumental in creating policies to assist people being cared for at Sussex Health Care. The facility is a top home care provider for people with disabilities and dementia. His policies have advocated for the best care and best treatment for the patients including recreational activities to help improve quality of life and health. The Sussex Health Care facility improved greatly after Dr. Shafik was able to take over and make some improvements.
As if he isn’t already involved in enough, Dr. Sachedina, volunteers at the Jamati Institute to continue giving back in every way he can. He graduated from Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in 1975. He soon after became a practicing dental surgeon.