Dr. Shafik Sachedina

Dr. Shafik Sachedina, a dental surgeon since 1975 of Tanzanian origin, qualified from Guy’s dental and medical school,as a dental surgeon at London University, is an entrepreneur that favors the health-sector in his entrepreneurial interests also as a Joint chairman of the Sussex Health Care Company.

He has worked as head of department of Jamati institutions, at the secretariat of His Highness the Aga Khan at Aiglemont [France], where he coordinates the programme and activities of the Ismaili community’s institutions. The doctor also works in incorporating with the Aga khan developments networks programme and institution of the Ismaili communities located in Central Asia.

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In effort to keep up the voluntary services of the Ismaili community, Dr. Sachedina’s work with Jamati and Aga Khan institutions is voluntary. Moreover, he is a member of the Institute’s Board of governors, of the Aga Khan Development Network Committee (AKDN). Aiglemont; Chairman at FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance international Co-ordinating Committee; and a Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum member. Inclusive of this, he has worked for two successive terms for the Ismaili Council as their president for the United Kingdom.

He is founder and joint Chairman of the Sussex Health Care group, started in 1985 and is involved and focused in taking care of the elderly as well as those with mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. The care for the elderly as well as acquired neurological disabilities has helped the company to be in existence for the more than 30 years. The company has opened a daycare and outreach service program, under Dr. Shafik’s leadership. Also, they have started programs that are specific to individuals with Autism. This achievement has been due to good rapport with staff who are specialists in the fields of neurology and geriatrics. More to the institution’s services, it provides physiotherapy, reflexology and occupational therapy when needed.

More to his vision for Sussex Health Care, the facility has been dedicated to support the elderly in all capacity, in terms of keeping them safe, maximizing the utilization of their intellectual capability, social, emotional and physical strengths.in an effort to rehabilitate individuals, the institution has facilities that are specialized to different disabilities, physical activities and therapeutic management for individuals with physical problems.

Dr. Shafik’s works in different institutions and medical practice for more than 3 decades has had a great and positive impact in the fields of medicine, surgery and entrepreneurship.

The Philanthropic Works of George Soros

George Soros is one of the well-known philanthropists in the world, having donated more than 12 million dollars. His contribution has helped many people and individuals and organizations all over the globe in a quest for freedom of expression.

George’s donations are always focused on those individuals who encounter discrimination for who they are. He has supported several groups that support Europe’s Roma People, and others who are stigmatized by the society such as drug addicts, sex workers, and LGBTI community.

In 1970, George Soros launched a hedge fund that made him one of the most successful investors in the history of US. Through his wealth, he established several Open Society Foundations in more than 100 states. The foundations comprised network foundations, partners, and projects.

George Soros started his philanthropic works way back in 1979, by offering scholarships to black South Africans during the apartheid era. In the 1980s, assisted in promoting an open exchange of ideas in the Commercial Eastern Bloc by offering photocopiers used to print the banned texts. After Berlin wall had collapsed, George Soros established the Central European University as a space for fostering critical thinking. He also financed cultural exchange between Eastern Europe and the West something that played a major role in assisting the Soviet community. Know more about George Soros on CNBC.

Once the Cold War was over, George Soros expanded his philanthropic works to the US, Africa, and Asia, where he supported a broad array of new efforts to build a more transparent, accountable and democratic society. For a long period now, George has been supporting paralegals and attorneys who represent thousands of unlawfully detained people. He offered the greatest support in history to integrate Europe’s Roma and paid school and university fees for many promising underprivileged students. He has also gone beyond his foundation by supporting independent organizations like Global Witness, the International Crisis Group, the European Council and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Surprisingly, at his current age, George Soros is still taking an active personal interest in the activities of Open Society Foundations, by visiting many places to support its work and encouraging positive policy reforms with world leaders both privately and publicly.

However, in all Soro’s philanthropic works, one aspect has remained evident: a determination to fight the world’s most intractable challenges. He has been recognized by emphasizing the importance of undertaking losing causes. Even George Soros can attest that the majority of the problems he has taken on are the types of issues that a complete solution can never emerge. Read more about George’s life story at biography.com

George Soros points out that his achievement in the financial markets has offered a perfect degree of freedom than most other individuals. The freedom has helped him forge his path towards an open, just and equitable world for everyone. For more information, visit https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros