From the life of Shafik Hussein Sachedina it is clear that our past does not determine our future, all we need is determination and keeping focused on the visions we have. Born in 1950 in Africa at Dar Esalaam in Tanzania, he moved to the United Kingdom in his teenage where he attended Guy Medical Hospital in London and later enrolled in London Dental School for his dental surgeon training. For many years he has been one of the leading practicing surgeons across a vast number of hospitals all over the United States.
Being an all rounded person, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been at the core of various activities related to his community. He has been playing a major role in the Institute of Ismaili Studies which was founded in 1977 with a vision of creating awareness of the Islamic culture and religion all over the world using various initiatives and publications. Later they established a library in the institute which has grown to be one of the biggest libraries in the world that is well equipped with Islamic books, journals, and magazines so as to promote Islamic culture.
Under the leadership of Dr. Shafik, the Ismaili Institute has grown to have branches in over 16 countries all over the world. Being the head of these departments, he has the responsibility of ensuring that these branches are running smoothly and delivering effectively and efficiently. He is the head coordinator of the branches ensuring that there is a continuous flow of activities, proper delegations of functions and various roles in all the 16 branches globally. He also sits on the Board of Management of the Institutes which makes all decisions in the Ismaili Institute.
This trained surgeon is also a well-known philanthropist and a committee member at Aga Khan Development Network which is the pioneer of Institute of Ismaili Studies. This development network oversees all the economic progress and developments of Muslims globally. He also serves on the Coordinating Committee of the Humanitarian Assistance International as the Chairman where they help Muslims in giving them Humanitarian services.
Currently, Shafik Sachedina works with Jamati Institution as the Dental surgeon. He also serves at Sussex Health Care as the Joint Chairman which is specialized in offering quality services in providing nursing care to the people of the Sussex region. They have provided support services for over 25 years offering their quality customized services to their clients. He is also a member of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum and consequently the Chairman in the FOCUS.
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