Originating from humble beginnings in East Africa. the Sumar-Lakhani family knew that some day, they would return to support the impoverished, unwaged, and underprivileged. The family foundation aims to bring forth the best from non-profits and driven individuals, worldwide. Working now for ten years, SLF is involved in several projects worldwide, and we're just getting started.
Amir Lakhani, PhD
A physicist by training and profession, Dr. Amir Lakhani never expected to be caught up in the whirlwind and challenges of non-profit work and management. Dr. Lakhani is an ardent proponent of Social Enterprises with a strategy of co-investment by engaging the recipients to help themselves by implementing change with a sense of ownership.
He is on the advisory board of TCO Cambodia and SET Tanzania, while managing the bulk of projects through SLF. He is the founder of ‘Eagles Nest’, a community website with a mission to bring the community together to share common interests and knowledge. He taught at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec before joining the Bendix Aerospace corporate laboratory in Maryland where he was granted 2 patents.
Dr. Lakhani enjoys reading his Kindle while listening to jazz, and keeping up with the latest outlandish theories in Physics.
Dilshad Sumar, DMD, FASDC
Dr. Dilshad Sumar is a pediatric dentist by training and profession. She was in private dental practice in Pennsylvania and currently serves as an Attending Dentist for the residency program at the Sacred Heart Hospital. She teaches at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University as an Adjunct Professor in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Dilshad Sumar always knew she would return to her origins to practice and teach dentistry globally. She has been a consultant and lecturer at Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia, The Aga Khan Hospitals in Kenya and Pakistan, Muhimbili Hospital in Tanzania, Mulago Hospital in Uganda and Kakaba Hospital in India. She does live video consultation for the Dental Department of Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Dr. Sumar enjoys a super sweet cup of tea and loves to play tennis and squash with a well-earned reputation of being labeled a ‘wall’ because she will always return the ball.