Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a highly respected figure in the Islamic community in the United Kingdom. He plays an essential role in the leadership of the Ismaili community. Dr. Sachedina is renowned for his generosity and the passion for helping other people. He has dedicated his entire life serving people and communities in different capacities.
He is an active member of the Ismaili community, where he is directly involved in the day-to-day running of the community’s activities in U.K and all over the world. His main role in Ismaili community is that of an advisor and active member.
Part of Dr. Shafik’s objectives is to ensure that more Muslims get to know the history of Ismaili Community and what they stand for. Over the years, Dr. Sachedina has been helping in the integration of more members into the community. So far, Ismaili community boasts of more than 20 million community members across the world. Dr. Shafik Sachedina also works in collaboration with the Agha Khan foundation to uplift the living standards of members living in these communities by providing various social amenities such as schools and hospitals where they are in dire need.
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Dr. Shafik Sachedina role at Sussex Health Care
Besides being an active member of the Ismaili Community, Dr. Shafik is also the co-founder and director of Sussex Healthcare. This is an institution that offers specialized care to the elderly and people with mental disabilities. The institution has been serving people living in Sussex area but they are now expanding by establishing more facilities in the neighborhood. Currently, Sussex Health Care has twenty-three facilities with a similar vision and strategy. The institution takes care of people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, neurological issues, and multiple learning disabilities.
Dr. Shafik Sachedina educational background
Dr. Shafik was born in 1951 in Tanzania. He spent his early childhood in the East African country before his parents relocated to England. Shafik continued with his studies where he joined a prestigious University in London to study dental surgery. After his graduation, Dr. Shafik Sachedina focused on private practice to sharpen his skills. Dr. Shafik loved helping people. During his private practice, Dr. Shafik became very popular with patients referring their friends to him whenever they needed a dental checkup. After practicing for several years, Dr. Shafik Sachedina decided to try his luck in entrepreneurship. He partnered with one of his friends in the hospitality industry to establish Sussex health care.