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A Man Of Many Things; Shafik Sachedina

Many people may think of Shafik Sachedina as one of the co-founders of the Sussex Healthcare company. While this is true there are other things that he has done over the years to help his community and make sure that things are on the right track.

He was born in Tanzania in 1950. His passion was becoming a surgeon and he made that dream come true in the early to mid-seventies when he graduated from Guy’s Hospital and Dental school. This is one of the many things that he does for people.

Shafik Sachedina is more than just a dentist. He is also a philanthropist and hopes to expand the roles of his people in the world today. He worked at the Institute for Ismaili Studies and helped spread the word about the religion of Islam. He achieved this by writing articles and journals. Thanks to his efforts, the Institute has one of the largest collections of books and other writings about the Islamic culture and religious studies.

After his stint at the Institute, Shafik Sachedina wanted to look for something that would be meaningful and help people at the same time. In 1985, that dream came to fruition when he and Shiraz Boghani founded Sussex Healthcare. He makes sure that all of the people who live under the dome of the company get proper dental care. In the twenty-five years since Sussex has made sure to provide top-level service to older people still wanting to hold on to their independence. The company also provides other services like in-home visits or for those living in the facilities access to many different social activities. These are just a few of the things that Shafik Sachedina and his team have given the residents of London.

Shafik Sachedina is a man of many different talents. He is a philanthropist, writer and he cares about people. These are a few of the reasons that his name will be long remembered in the communities that he touched. He not only took charge, he was able to expand opportunities for young and old alike in the world.

See: http://www.ismaili.net/heritage/node/30387

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