The Role Of Shafik Sachedina In The Ismaili Community

Shafik Sachedina is the co-founder of Sussex Healthcare. This is the biggest caregiving facility in the United Kingdom. Currently, it has 20 homes which are installed with the state-of-the-art equipment. The facility was started in 1985. Sachedina started Sussex Healthcare alongside his friend Shiraz Boghani. They built it so that it could address the caregiving concerns which were all over the country.

Shafik Sachedina is a trained dental surgeon who practices in London. Through his initiative of creating Sussex Healthcare, he has helped hundreds of older adults and people with various medical condition which require specialized care. He serves as the co-chairman of the facility.

Shafik Sachedina is popular for another role that he plays away from his professional career. He is head of a department of Jamati Institutions. The institutions are established under the Secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan. The headquarters are in France. Sachedina has been bestowed with the responsibility of managing the Ismaili community’s institutions in all the area in the UK. Currently, there are 16 areas which have such institutions. Shafik Sachedina is playing a crucial role in coordinating the programmers of the Aga Khan with the Ismaili Institutions. His activities with the Ismaili Institutions are also in Central Asia.

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Shafik Sachedina was born in Tanzania. He then moved to the United Kingdom in search of higher education. He attended the University of London where he graduated with a degree in Dental Surgery. He has interests in the health sector where there are numerous opportunities available. His work through the Jamati Institutions and the Aga Khan secretariat are done voluntarily. His interest is to preserve the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom. He holds other positions in the Ismaili community. Most of the positions he holds are in organizations that stand for the welfare of the community.

Sachedina has served as the President of the Ismaili Council in the United Kingdom for two terms. He has been playing his roles in the community voluntarily. Whatever he makes with other ventures especially in the healthcare sector is enough for him. Sachedina is committed to serving the community which is a minority community in the UK.