Ehsaas approves Waseela-e-Taleem programme to secondary school level

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Staff Reporter

Ehsaas steering committee on Friday approved transition of Waseela-e-Taleem Digital to secondary level schooling.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the steering committee chaired by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Welfare Senator Dr Sania Nishtar.

The committee members and experts took a decision to roll out an education stipend programme for secondary education under Ehsaas.

Through engaging discussions, the meeting took stock of existing secondary stipend programmes in the country.

It was discussed that the upcoming programme for secondary school stipends would be designed and executed in close coordination with provinces to avoid duplications.
And, stipends are granted universally irrespective of poverty.

However, the Ehsaas secondary school stipend initiative in collaboration with provinces will translate into more school going children from disadvantaged populations, especially girls at the secondary level.

Talking to press after the meeting, Dr. Nishtar said, “This is especially important as we shift our focus from the completion of primary school to continuing on to secondary school particularly for girls.”

She added, “Aiming to tackle very low enrolment rates in age bracket 11-16 years and high dropout rate in grades 5-10.