Shafik Sachedina is a dental surgeon and the head of the Institute of Ismaili Studies located in London, England. Dr. Shafik was born in Tanzania in Africa with a humble beginning and migrated to the United Kingdom for a better life. In 1975 he graduated from the University of London and earned his credentials from Dental school and Guy’s Hospital Medical School.
It is a research institute devoted to supporting the study and understanding of the contemporary and historical societies of Muslims. This institution was established by His Highness, Aga Khan and their primary objective is to help bridge the gap and to spread a better understanding of the Muslims’ relationships with other faiths and societies. It is a venue where members of the Ismaili community gather to learn and better understand their ethnic concepts and history, including knowledge in areas that are rarely discussed such as esoteric and Shi’ism Islam.
It is a resource and research center that maintains a library with an enormous collection of Ismaili manuscripts. It is a great source of research materials for scholars studying the Muslim culture. The institution apart from its research facilities, offers two additional graduate programme namely, the Secondary Teacher Education Programme and the Graduate Programme in Islamic and Humanities.
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As a successful dental surgeon and businessman for many years, Dr. Sachedina developed and expanded his interest in elderly residential care as part of his commitment to charity. As a leader at Sussex Healthcare, he is passionate and committed to working with the company’s administrative team to improve every resident’s quality of life. He is instrumental in making sure the organization hires well trained medical professionals from the best schools in the world. Sussex Health Care is an independent network facility in the United Kingdom that specializes in the care of the elderly and adults with disabilities living in the community.
The organization comprises of many homes run by doctors and nurses who are dedicated to treating a wide range of conditions including neurological disorders and dementia. Sussex Healthcare has managed to impress its customers who come from various parts of the world with their outstanding services.
As part of his commitment to charity, Dr. Sachedina won several prestigious awards for his charitable efforts and held a prominent position with the FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee and several other organizations. He works as a volunteer with several educational institutions to help young people accomplish their dreams of becoming medical professionals.
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Entrepreneur and Business Executive Dick DeVos has an impeccable record of championing causes that affect the community. In 1991, Dick DeVos fought against a plan to construct a multi-purpose sports and convention center, north of downtown Grand Rapids. In an exclusive report published on Crain’s Detroit Business, Dick said the building of the convention would negatively impact the downtown in the same measure the construction of the Palace of Auburn and Pontiac Silverdome did to Detroit when the Pistons and Lions decided to leave. At the time of the campaign, DeVos was the CEO of the family owned business, Amyway Corp. The campaign by Devos against the Grand Rapids development led to the formation of a lobby group by business owners in the area.
The Grand Action Group has in the past supported projects seen as transformative and beneficial to the locals, such as the DeVos Place Convention Center, Medical School at Michigan University, the DeVos Performance Hall and the Van Andel Arena. Outside the confines of business, Dick DeVos and wife, Betsy DeVos are devoted conservatives and philanthropist. Their support for the GOP as mega donors is legendary, a fact that has seen them influence the direction of local politics as well as inform policy decisions. Between 1989 and 2015, Dick and Betsy offered more than $138 million to various programs through the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation. The support went to support arts and cultural programs, policy initiatives, churches and health and human services.
The policy directives supported by the donations, mostly centered on private school scholarship programs and education reforms. The couple also contributed towards the construction of $100 million Helen DeVos children’s hospital in the Spectrum Health system. The development saw the opening of a day center that allow parents living nearby to leave their kids behind without having to relocate to other specialized health care centers. According to Betsy, their education advocacy and philanthropy initiatives are designed to ensure children from poor families receive the same benefits as those enjoyed by well to do families. It is in the same spirit that Dick DeVos established an aviation charter high school at the local Grand Rapids International Airport.
According to a report appearing on US News, in just a few years of its existence, the not-for-profit charter school’s population has grown from less than 100 to 600 across 7 counties. The academy welcomes students from different backgrounds, faiths and color. In 2016, a total of 28% of students were either Hispanic or Black. In terms of performance, the SAT scores for juniors in the spring of 2017 stood at an impressive 1072. The career classes taken by students here include flight lessons, engineering, aerospace engineering, robotic systems and computer science. Besides Betsy DeVos pushing for the expansion of the charter school, her impeccable record of fighting for the improvement of education is touted as the main reason President Donald Trump appointed her the US Secretary of Education.
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Rally driving is a much-enjoyed sport in Brazil, and Rodrigo Terpins is one of the most popular and celebrated drivers in the annual racing event known as the Sertoes Rally, which he participates in along with his brother Michel and the 2 other members of their team. They formed their Bull Sertoes team in 2015, and since then have won several awards in the contest and have received high rankings. The Sertoes Rally is the largest off-road event of its kind, and it draws many spectators, racers and fans each year. It is a very challenging 7-stage multi-state competition that covers 2600 kilometers.
Rodrigo Terpins has completed 5 of these rallies, and he is considered to be among the most skilled drivers in the racing contest. But not only is he a speed racer, he is also a Business Management graduate of Saint Hilaire College and a business executive who has run several companies, one being Lojas Marisa, a women’s clothing store, and he is currently the Senior Director of a company called T5 Participacoes. His passion for the sport of race car driving began when he was very young. Rodrigo Terpins and his brother developed a big interest in learning about cars and how to repair them and race with them. Their early curiosity and hands-on learning about vehicles led them to decide to train for their country’s biggest rally driving event.
He credits himself with having patience, discipline skill and perseverance when it comes to being an award-winning driver. He feels that these are qualities that are needed in order for someone to be successful in a competition like the Sertoes Rally, because the stages involved with the race can be very exhausting and difficult to get through. Because the Sao Paulo-born sportsman comes from a family of professional athletes who were famous for playing a variety of sports in earlier decades, he and his brother have kept the legacy alive by continuing to be the best at what they do. To stay connected with their avid fans, they maintain an online presence on a few social media websites. You can visit their Facebook page.
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Just some of the things that Metrik Real Estate does for individuals, property owners, organizations, government, and other real estate agencies.
A PASSION FOR LIFE
There once was a man, greatly appreciated, he lived a wonderous life, and retired. He thought about selling his property, then he sold it, for more than the asking price. With a amorous desire for art, and photography, Samuel Strauch is more than just a real estate manager, salesmen.
Back when Samuel Strauch started in his career, he was in banking, then moved over to real estate, his ideas just worked better, bigger territory, a salesperson’s dreams come true.
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“At Metrik Real Estate, we depend on referrals. This is the true root of our success. Our reputation is exceptional, so potential clients can trust us. They know how well we adapt to market changes and achieve positive results.” according to Interview.Net
“The focus today and where we are paying close attention is that we are seeing very rapid changes in the way that people live, work and in the way that people travel.” according to an interview in CEOCFO Magazine.
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The quotes from him remind us all of our customer service to one another, and in business, it goes a long way, referrals are key, an opportunity for more customers, and a larger customer base. The quotes reflect Samuel Strauch’s sales experience for more than 14 years in today’s market, with trends of how people travel, live their lives. It good to know someone is managing, at the helm. One of today’s biggest players in the business of real estate is at Metrik Real Estate.