The Ismaili community is a branch of Islam that was once the largest community within Shia Islam. The Ismaili community places a heavy value on its members participating in voluntary community service.
About The Institute of Ismaili Studies
The London, England based Institute of Ismaili Studies is an organization that promotes Ismaili culture. The institute’s research focusses heavily on putting historical and contemporary Muslim cultures into context. The organization strives to promote a greater understanding regarding the relationships that Muslim cultures have historically and currently have with other cultural and religious groups. The institute also plays a vital role as a meeting venue for the Shia Muslim Ismaili community.
About Shafik Sachedina and Sussex Health Care
Shafik Sachedina is qualified as a dental surgeon and serves as the Joint Chairman of the Sussex Health Care Company that operates in Sussex, England. Shafik holds a degree in dental surgery that he earned from the prestigious medical institution Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School at the University of London. After graduation, Shafik made use of his dental surgery degree and spent many years in that occupation before he started focussing on the business end of the healthcare industry. Today he focusses on providing patient care through the work of the company he founded – Sussex Health Care. Sussex Health Care is a major care provider in the Sussex region and owns a number of care homes. The company focusses on care and support and has an excellent reputation for working with patients ranging from the mentally disabled, those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia related conditions and people suffering from traumatic brain injuries. A large percentage of the Sussex Health Care clientele are of the elderly community.
Shafik Sachedina and the Institute of Ismaili Studies
Shafik Sachedina takes great pleasure in spending his time outside of his healthcare career engaging in the kind of voluntary service that is so important in the Ismaili community. In accordance with this tradition, he serves as Head of the Department of Jamati Institutions as a volunteer, taking great pride in coordinating the programs of the 16 principal areas of the Ismaili community. Shafik is a member of the Institute of Ismaili Studies Board of Governors and the former President of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom. He has also previously served as the Chairman of FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International.