Shafik Sachedina was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1950. He graduated from University of London in 1975 from Guys Hospital Medical and Dental school. He practiced his career in England after graduating from the University. Shafik volunteered in Aga Khan and Jamati institutions by giving outstanding service to the people. He was later assigned the Head of Department in both Jamati and Aga Khan Institutions in France where he was responsible for coordinating programmes of the Ismaili community. Dr. Shafik is also responsible for interfacing the development Network of Aga Khan and institutions of Ismaili in Central Asia.
Dr. Sachedina is also an entrepreneur in the health sector. He developed this interest after working with Aga Khan and Jamati Institutions for many years. He has held many positions including member of the Aga Khan Development Network (ADKN) Committee, Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee, Aiglemot and Member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum. Dr. Sachedina also served as the president of the Ismaili Council of UK for two terms.
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Dr. Shafik Sachedina is the owner of Sussex Health Care that provides residential and daycare services. The company has partnered with Childhood Social Work to give higher education qualification to students who have finished level four so that they can progress with their bachelor’s degree. Students attend workshops and study new skills that are in line with their passion in life. They later graduate, are awarded certificates and later given internships to practice what they have learned in class.
The head of education in Sussex Health Care, Mrs. Anne Tuckley, congratulated this year’s graduates after emerging the best category despite challenges in working and learning at the same time. More than 80 students graduated with Leadership, Hospitality, Activity Therapy and Management Skills on gust.com. This made Dr. Shafik Sachedina very proud and ended up recommending graduates to get internships and start to practice immediately. He believes that one’s achievement is everybody’s success, especially the society at large.
Dr. Sachedina is one person who is passionate about the wellbeing of other people in the society according to thediscdirectory.co.uk. He is always happy when he discovers that young people are in a position to stand on their two feet and face the world. He is indeed a motivation to many and a role model to be emulated. He works tirelessly to make sure that each day a different thing has been accomplished. He believes in making a difference however small it may look like.
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