Dr.Shafik Sachedina is one of the few individuals who has successfully combined medicine and entrepreneurship. In his passion for medicine, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has not only experienced significant growth in his career but also led to improving the lives of the needy people across the globe.
Currently, he is the head of the department in Jamati institution in France. His primary objective as the head of the department is to facilitate the events for the Ismaili community as well as developing strategies for programs for the Aga Khan Development Network. The Institute of Ismaili Studies is found in London, and it aims at promoting the understanding of the Islam to the persons of other faiths as well as promoting the Muslim culture across the globe. Besides, the institute plays a significant role in creating a platform for the Islamic community to come together and share issues that they feel have been neglected such as Shiism and esoteric Islam.
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The success of Dr. Shafik Sachedina is attributed to the quality education and the experience of working in various organizations. He graduated as a dental surgeon in the year 1975 from Guys Hospital and later went to work with multiple institutions. Rather than being a dental surgeon, he has participated in entrepreneurship activities that have enabled him to impact the global community positively. Also, Dr. Shafik Sachedina holds other portfolios within the Ismaili community such as being the Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International, Committee in Aga Khan Development Network, Member of Ismaili Leaders International Forum and the president of Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.
The Institute of Ismaili Studies offers many programs that they provide such as Graduate Programme in Humanities and Ismaili Studies for three years. Extending the above degrees to the student aims at helping them get an opportunity to get to careers that are fulfilling. In addition, the students have the opportunity to undertake a Master degree that is in relation to the program. The other program that the institute offers is Secondary Teacher Education Programme, and the main purpose is to equip aspiring teachers with knowledge for teaching secondary school curriculum to Ismaili learners worldwide. Recently, Shafik Sachedina had an opportunity to work with Deputy Foreign Minister and the presidential representative for Africa and Middle East Mikhail Bogdanov to address critical current issues occurring in the Middle East, notably, the Afghanistan and Syria. In the conference, terrorism was one of the topics that were discussed in details and how negotiation between Syrian government and opposition would help solve the challenges.
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