The Service Of Dr. Shafik Sachedina

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a professional dental surgeon. He attended Guys Hospital Medical and Dental School in London from where he graduated in 1975. He used to practice in England, during his studies and even after.

Dr. Shafik was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania in 1950. Currently, he is working with Jamati Institutions, at Aiglemont, France, as the head of the department. This is a voluntary role, other than a constitutional one and for that matter, Jamati institutions are not in a position to give new directives to institutions.

Additionally, Dr. Shafik is the programmes and activities coordinator in the Ismaili Community’s Institutions. His coordination role entails all the 16 principal areas where Ismaili institutions exist. These institutions to report directly to the Imam and not to Sachedina. He also serves as the interfacing link of the Ismaili Communities Institutions in Central Asia and the Aga Khan Development Networks Programmes.

Dr. Sachedina is also a member of the Board of Governors in the Aga Khan Development Network Committee. He has served in several leadership positions in the committee. He has a membership in the Ismaili International Forum and serves as the FOCUS chairman. Dr. Sachedina has carried forward the tradition of the Ismaili Communities in volunteering, that even his roles in Aga Khan are voluntary. He has also been a voluntary president of the United Kingdoms’ Ismaili Council for two terms, just to mention but a few.

Dr. Sachedina and Sussex Health Care.
Over the years, Dr. Sachedina has gained interest in the health sector entrepreneurship. This is the reason he founded Sussex Health Care, a home care and support service that provides customized care services to the elderly people and those suffering from mental illnesses.

Sussex Health Care is located in Sussex area in the UK and has been in operation for over 25 years. It received accreditation in 2002 from Health Quality Services. It is also ISO certified. Currently, it has over 20 homes, which are operational 24/7. Dr. Sachedina has ensured that all Sussex Health Care staffs receive quality training, and are certified.

Dr. Sachedina main goal for the facility is to be able to help patients achieve both personal and health goals, as well as acquire independence in handling life, despite their conditions. This is achievable through the many daily activities scheduled for the patients, therapies and specialized support.

Towards the end of 2017, Dr. Sachedina led a delegation from Aga Khan Foundation to meet Mikhail Bogdanov, the Deputy Foreign Minister for the Middle East and Africa. This was so as to have a discussion pertaining the prevailing situation of Middle East, especially the progress of Afghanistan and Syria.

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Adam Milstein’s Meme Competition is Here! Submit Your Pro-Israel Memes Now

Adam Milstein has always been known as an innovator in the pro-Irsael and Jewish communities. He is a well-known philanthropist that is known to bring a spark of creativity into any situation he approaches. He has outdone his reputation with a fun and trendy Meme Competition that is calling meme creators worldwide to submit pro-Israel memes to be judged publicly through Facebook.

The competition is designed to center around the expression of Millennialls and Gen Z-ers, who use memes as a consistent communication method, sharing and liking the simple image-centric creations. Adam Milstein recognized that may have started with memes of fat cats has turned into a viable form of expression of thoughts, opinions and news.

The Adam Milstein Meme Competition is the brainchild of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation as well as multiple other Jewish and pro-Israel organizations that want to provide a creative outlet for younger generations to share their thoughts.

The competition opened June 28th and will run until Thursday, August 3rd, where the submission process will close. All approved submitted memes will then be placed in an open voting process that will go live on Facebook. The votes will come in the form of Facebook reactions from fans. Those reactions can be anything from laughter or love to anger or sadness and will be tallied up to determine the winners of the first round of the Adam Milstein Meme Competition.

Winners of the public judging round will go to one final judging round. Six pro-Israel activists will gather to discuss the finalists and rank them in first place, first runner up, second runner up, etc. Those finalists will then split a $2,000 cash prize based on ranking and have their meme publicly shared as a winner of the competition. In addition, all other memes from the Adam Milstein Meme Competition will be collected to create a stash of memes to be used as evergreen content to reach younger generations through a variety of mediums.

To view the memes that have already been submitted or to submit memes of your own (only five memes per participant), just visit www.youtube.com/user/AdamMilstein

 

Dick DeVos Following a Legacy of Philanthropy

Dick DeVos, creator and current President of the Windquest Group, has stacked up a career in executive positions. He began working for his father Richard in 1974 at Amway, later succeeding his father as President in 1993. However, from 1991-1994, he served as President and CEO of the Orlando Magic NBA basketball team. He was able to successfully open new markets and triple international sales for Amway in his time there as President between 1993-2002. Along with his prosperous career, he and his wife, Betsy, are also known to me for their abundant and active philanthropy.

 

The DeVos family, Richard Sr. and his four eldest children, have given nearly 139 million dollars in charitable donations throughout their lifetimes. 11.6 million in charitable contributions were given in 2015 alone. The family contributed an impressive 104 million dollars that year to different charitable organizations, getting them the ranking of 24th in a recent list of “America’s Top Giver’s”. Of Dick’s overall contributions, 26% were towards education with another 3% going to groups that encourage education reform. He highly values the idea that all children have the right to an equally provided quality education that is not dependent on where they live, to which I completely agree. In working towards this monumental goal, Dick and Betsie make certain that the schools they support are thorough, equipped with highly skilled and adequate staff, and are accountable for their performance.

 

Five years ago, DeVos launched the West Michigan Aviation Academy, the first aviation-themed charter school. The school places a priority on aeronautical engineering, STEM, and complex robotics. The academy buses in children from 7 surrounding counties, one-third being economically disadvantaged and 40% of whom are minorities. The school has proven itself a success with a 86% graduation rate. It even has 15 newly licensed pilots among its graduating class last year. DeVos states that he is proud at the test scores of the academy but his priority having a positive impact on the students’ lives and meeting the high standards of the parents. This is a refreshing perspective among philanthropists that I can only hope is contagious.

 

Dick DeVos also sets arts and culture as a high priority in his philanthropy, 21% of his contributions in 2015 being geared to this category. He and his wife provided a monetary gift of 22 million in order to launch the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which follows the vision of Michael Kaiser to encourage the business side of the arts. Both believe that this aspect of the arts is crucial to the growth and diversity of the global art community. The DeVos name is quickly becoming one associated with its philanthropy and Dick hopes to keep this alive by ensuring his contributions are responsible and long-standing.