Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. In 1975, Shafik was graduated and qualified to be a dental surgeon from the Dental School and Guy’s Hospital of the University of London. Since then Shafik has practiced as a dental surgeon for many years in England. As he exercised his career, Shafik developed business interests in the health sector.
Shafik has also preserved positive cultures of his society, like volunteering. That is why he took voluntary work in Jamati and Aga Khan Institutions. He is also a member of the board of governors of the institution. More to that, Sachedina has several posts in the service he provides to the society and Ismaili Imamat. Such positions include; being a committee member of the Aga Khan Development Network Board, Aiglemont, and member of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum.
Shafik Sachedina is the founder of a healthcare group called Sussex Health Care. This is a self-governing group of care which is located in Sussex. Its focus is mainly to offer attention to the old people including those who have Alzheimer’s disease, those that are mentally weakened by dementia and those people with special abilities.
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In its effort to ensure that it achieves its goal, Sussex Health Care also promotes learning for those who want to learn more about the caring services. For instance, on 15th January 2015, the firm offered five of its workers an opportunity to learn level five Diplomas in Professional Practice in Social Care at the University of Chichester. The University head of Childhood Social Care and Social Work said that every student who had no experience in higher education had surpassed their expectations and were much pleased with their successes.
During the Diploma period, the students used to attend monthly workshops and studied in their own time of convenient. To reduce the time away from their responsibilities, they were given assignments which constituted fifty percent of the work. The diploma program was a collaboration between the University and Sussex Health Care.
Mrs. Ann Tuckley, an official in the education sector of Sussex Health Care, acknowledged that the organization was exceedingly proud of the achievements the students made. Dr. Shafik, the owner of Sussex Health Care, praised the firm’s staffs for the great work they did. He assured them that their wisdom and knowledge will significantly enhance the lives of their clients and ultimately influence the community in a positive manner.
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