Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Sachedina moved to England in his teens and got a British nationality. He is a qualified dental surgeon who is highly experienced in that field. Mr. Sachedina attended the Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School in the University of London where he acquired his qualifications as a dental surgeon. Currently, Sachedina is the Joint Chairman of the Sussex Healthcare Company. This company is much dedicated in comforting and giving support to the people whom loved ones are struggling with Dementia.
After graduating in 1975, Dr. Sachedina started his health care career where he worked several years in his degree even though his heart was at entrepreneurship. This made him team up with his compassionate team and open the Sussex Health Care, Care Centers and other Support services. They provide good care for the elderly by ensuring they have good physical health and engage them in activities that would help keep them in good health, for instance handicrafts. They also provide care for those with learning disabilities, brain injury, those in need of Neurological care and others suffering from different kinds of illnesses.
Apart from being a dental surgeon, Mr. Shafik Sachedina is involved with committees whose aim is to create rapport between different societies and uniting those of different faith. For instance, he works with the Institute of Ismaili Studies. The institute was founded in 1977. Its main aim is to promote the Islamic religion across the whole wide world. He holds a vital position of Head of Department in this institute, which has more than 16 branches worldwide. His main job is to maintain a consistent flow of activities in all the 16 branches. Shafik Sachedina is on the Board of Management in this institute. The board is mainly involved in decision making matters. As we speak, this institute holds the largest library, which acts as the central source of reference globally with a lot of publications promoting the Islamic religion.
It is clear that Dr. Shafik Sachedina has dedicated his life in giving back to the society. He has proved to be a great leader whose desire is to unite those from different cultures and religions, reminding them that they are one people. It takes a big heart to perform these compassionate acts. He is a true hero.
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