Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif app to be launched today

Zubair Qureshi

Ehsaas is launching the Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif app on January 24 (today) to facilitate Ehsaas beneficiaries to enroll their children in the Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif (School stipends) programme.

According to a press release issued on Sunday, the android app can be accessed at Google play store.

The app is being launched on January to mark the United Nations World Education Day, which is observed annually to promote “Education for All”.

“Promoting education for all is a foremost priority of our government. Using the Taleemi Wazaif app of Ehsaas, families can enroll their children themselves without visiting any office. This landmark step will also help poorest families in saving their time and costs.”, said Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety in a statement.

Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaef programme has been set up for nationwide execution after hard work and multiple inputs over the last 3 years. Ultimately, the programme aims to support education of 10 million children across all Tehsils of the country.

Children aged 4 to 22 years from all Ehsaas eligible families can enroll for the school stipends of Ehsaas. This programme includes primary, secondary and higher secondary school stipends for children to improve their access to education.

In line with the Ehsaas’ weighted-in-favour-of-girls stipends policy for all conditional cash transfer programmes, girls get a higher stipend across all age groups.

Primary school going boys get a quarterly stipend of Rs1,500 and girls Rs 2,000; secondary school boys receive Rs. 2,500 and girls Rs3,000; and at higher secondary level, boys get Rs3,500 and girls Rs4,000.