Born in Dar-es-Salaam in 1950, Shafik undertook his degree in Dental Surgery from the Guy`s Hospital Medical school, University of London, where he later qualified as a dental surgeon in 1975. He has been practicing dental surgery in England for many years, and through this, he has gained vast skills in the field.
Shafik has also over the past years developed a keen entrepreneurial interest in the Health sector through which he has brought significant developments in the area. Shafik is currently the head of the Department of Jamati institutions at the secretariat of his Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont in France.
He currently plays the role of interfacing with the Agha Khan Networking Programmes and the institutions of the Ismaili communities in central Asia. Besides, he also coordinates the programs of the Ismaili communities’ institutions in the sixteen principal areas where the institutions are located. His dedication towards the welfare of other people is the basis for the voluntary work he has undertaken in the Agha Khan institutions as well as those of Ismaili. Shafik has always had a drive towards promoting a better welfare for other people and through his works, he focuses on keeping the communities long-standing traditions as well as traditions. He has put a great effort towards creating awareness among people concerning the importance of shining light to the lives of the disadvantaged individuals in the society.
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Apart from the many positions he holds in the Agha Khan and Ismaili institutions, Shafik also serves as the member of the Agha Khan Development Network, Chairman of the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Co-coordinating Committee, and he is also the leader of the Ismaili Leaders International Forum. Before him taking his current roles in the Ismaili and the Agha Khan institutions, Shafik served some other positions in the Ismaili forum, where he acted as the president of the organization.
Shafik Sachedina has gained an excellent reputation due to his many contributions towards improving the lives of the disadvantaged individuals. Through the institutions he serves, he has helped to ensure that every individual gets equal treatment and is provided with all their basic needs, without any discrimination. He has also played a significant role in bringing people together and giving them a reason to interact and make friendships regardless of their tribes and origin. His contributions towards improving the lives of people have seen him bring changes in the current world and eliminate the bad vices that take place in the modern world, especially when it comes to handling the ethnic groups.
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