ZEST (ZakaUllah Educational Scholarships & Trainings) program is designed to support poor/oppressed talented students), ultimate goal of this program is to empower the benefited students so that they may act as change agents among their respective families and uplift their social status. Through this program we aim to achieve the following;
- Stop drop out of poor talented students till matriculation
- Motivate them to continue their educational journey by provision of their educational needs keeping their dignity and self respect
- Reduce the pressure of poor parents on their kids to quit school for the purpose of small earning by working on hotels, kilns etc
- Ensure quality education by delivering teacher trainings and improving infrastructure
The program is entitled with the name of a respected & devoted teacher (Rtd.) Mr. Zaka Ullah to acknowledge his services in the field of education. This act will also be source of motivation for young teachers towards their profession.
Initially the required resources are provided by the old pupils of Mr. ZakUllah on limited scale but they are committed to enhance the circle of ZEST services on broader scale.
We are hopeful this program will contribute to lessen the effects of all types of poverty, discrimination, oppression and suppression prevailing in the society.
Initially ZEST is being launched from a few villages of tehsil Shorkot (District Jhang) with plans to expand it in the whole region.