A Glance At Dr. Shafik Sachedina’s Life

If you’ve ever heard about the institute of Ismaili studies, then 99.9% chances are that the name Shafik Sachedina rings bells in your mind. Shafik Sachedina is a force to reckon in the health arena thanks to his innovative strategies in the sector. However, other than health, Shafik is known for his contribution in the Muslim culture and societies. Dr. Shafik acts as a link between Muslims and the rest of the world through his position as the head of department of Jamati institutions. Dr. Sachedina is quite philanthropic and his activities at Jamati and in the secretariat of his highness the Aga Khan are on a voluntary basis.

Besides promoting co-operation, his role in the Ismaili community’s institution places him in charge of the planning and coordinating programs and activities in its sixteen institutions. It is through these activities that Shafik Sachedina helps the Muslim community gain better understanding of their relationship and people of other faiths and beliefs.

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As mentioned earlier, Shafik Sachedina’s life revolves around the health sector and has worked in various prominent medical facilities such as Horsham Clinic and Imara UK limited. However this was before he joined Sussex health care where he is the current joint chairman. He started off as a dental surgeon after receiving his certification from Guy’s hospital medical and dental school in the University of London in 1975.

After this he immediately put his freshly earned skills into action after he began his practice in various facilities in England. It is during this time that Dr. Shafik Sachedina gained massive experience and interest in residential medicine.

Additionally, he has always been a charitable man in nature and this is what pushed him to join Sussex health care because here is where he would now achieve all that he wanted in health care. Since he joined the facility, he has helped countless patients receive top of the shelf health care services.

To accomplish this, Dr. Shafik Sachedina ensures that all medical personnel at the facility are highly proficient and are also aware of what is expected of them so they can deliver nothing but the best of care to the patients. It is through these excellent entrepreneurial and leadership skills that the renowned doctor has helped Sussex health care limited achieve great milestones such as opening several other branches in West Sussex.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina was born in 1950 in Dar es Salaam Tanzania but his parents moved to London in the early 1970’s so they can give their child better education. It was indeed a well thought out and instrumental move because it has helped mold Dr. Shafik Sachedina into one of the best and most prominent doctors in England. Over the past four decades he has marked milestones and is now a high profile medical practitioner. To him the sky is not the limit and only time can tell what he has in store for the world.

Dick DeVos: Leading A Family Dynasty

The DeVos family has received a lot of attention throughout the years, much more so recently because of Betsy DeVos’ nomination for Secretary of Education. Dick and his wife Betsy have been known for their political contributions, but Dick recently stepped out of the shadows to show the couple isn’t just about politics. Dick was happy to open up the door and allow everyone to see the couple’s history of philanthropy and the almost $139 million in charitable contributions they have made in their lifetimes. Their political givings have been criticized since his wife’s nomination, but in just 2015 alone the couple gave out more than $11 million through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation. That number is double the amount given in campaign donations over the past five years combined. All of this information was necessarily given as part of Betsy’s vetting process as a result of the nomination to Secretary of Education.



As part of the DeVos family, Dick is no stranger to being a part of the community. The DeVos family has always been a high-profile family, known for their support of the Republican Party and their donations to charities. The entire DeVos family handed out a cool $104 million in just one year, earning them a spot on Forbes’ list of the country’s top givers. Forbes used data to determine that the entire DeVos family’s lifetime giving could be estimated at $1.33 billion, almost a quarter of their $5.2 billion fortune. Even Dick’s wife Betsy comes from a well-known charitable family, the Princes.



Aside from politics, Dick and his wife Betsy choose education as their priority. The couple gave over $3 million in donations to various educational causes in 2015 alone. That number accounts for around 26 percent of their donations for the entire year, giving 3 percent to various groups that support education reform. Dick and Betsy have long-since been advocates for charter schools, school vouchers, and school choice. They believe that not every American has an opportunity to achieve the American dream and they strive to give these Americans the education necessary to do so.



Dick is the heir to the DeVos family, his father being the co-founder of the Amway Corporation. He began working for Amway in 1974 and eventually became the company’s Vice President before leaving form the Windquest Group, an investment company. He was selected to manage the family’s franchise, the NBA’s Orlando Magic basketball team. He returned to Amway was its Presdient in 1993, where he oversaw a corporate restructuring, created the new mother company Alticor Corporation. After devoting a few years to the Windquest Group, Dick went back to Alticor to become its President. Dick even ran for Governor of Michigan in 2006.