“The best way to find yourself

is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Every child deserves to smile

Your place is in the school

Every child has the right to education

Health and Wellness

Every child deserves to smile

You deserve to live with dignity

The elderly deserve love and attention

Poverty alleviation

Every child deserves to smile

Your place is in the school

Every child has the right to education

Health and Wellness

Every child deserves to smile

You deserve to live with dignity

The elderly deserve love and attention

Poverty alleviation

We Care

Zakaria Education and Social Welfare Trust is a humanitarian organization set up in the year 2010 by Muzaffar Zakaria, Chairman of Caribex Group,  The main motive is to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty and injustice. ZEST serves all people regardless of religion, caste, race, ethnicity, or gender. Spread across 37 districts in Bihar and other states of India,  ZEST works through long-term

sustainable community development programs and immediate disaster relief assistance.

our philosophy

We believe a lasting change in impoverished regions can happen only when local people take charge and lead the change. Our method puts power, not charity, in the hands of the poor. We steer our programs to produce

benefits for children and women who are powerful players in the fight against poverty. We empower marginalized people with education, livelihood skills, and self-governance capabilities so they are equipped to make

changes to their lives and their children.

grassroots based

All development work Zakaria Education and Social Welfare Trust carry out is focused on building the capacity and ability of communities and families to ensure the wellbeing of people lives in poverty.

The wellbeing includes ensuring people living in poverty have access to education, health, protection, and participation.

Zakaria Education and Social Welfare Trust is an operational organization involved in relief and development that is community-based. ZEST staff and volunteers live with communities at the grassroots level.

partnering for change

Zakaria Education and Social Welfare Trust partners with different communities, children, Government, civil society, corporations, academia, and faith-based organizations to build a nation fit for everyone.

To know more about the philanthropic activities of CaribEx, please write to the chairman – zakaria@caribex.ae

What Drives Us

Our Mission

ZEST strives to improve the lives of individuals and improve society as a whole. Professionals at ZEST help people with a wide range of issues like psychological, financial, health, relationship, and substance abuse problems help during a disaster and natural calamities.

how we see the future

Our Vision

Every person has the right to live a life of dignity. Around 30 crore people in India still live in extreme poverty. It is our continuous strive to bring unstoppable change to the poorest people across communities throughout the country.

our impact

Homes for the needy

people received medical assistance

people benefited in total

causes we care for