Ehsaas has inked Memorandum of Understandings with the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training and provinces to enroll the children under Ehsaas Education Stipends.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar and Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood co-chaired the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Ehsaas and Federal Ministry for Education and Professional Training.
The MoU aimed to tap additional human resources for the roll out of Ehsaas Education Stipends programme.
On the occasion, a second MoU was also signed between Ehsaas and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) to mobilize eligible families to enroll their children under Ehsaas Education Stipends.
“Under the umbrella of Ehsaas, the launching of Education Stipends programme is just on the anvil and preparations are in full swing to roll it out nationwide.
In this regard, Ehsaas is also signing MoUs with provinces to expand education stipends programme”, Dr. Sania said.
Speaking on the occasion, Shafqat Mehmood said,“The Federal Ministry for Education and Professional Training will fully collaborate with Ehsaas to bring back out of school children to schools and reduce the dropouts.
Children of the eligible families can benefit from Ehsaas stipends to continue their studies till higher secondary education”, There are 18.7 million out-of-school children in the country.
Ehsaas Education Stipends programme has been designed in coordination with provinces, and Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training to avoid duplications; reduce disparities in primary to higher secondary education opportunities by raising attendance, school enrolment, and the school progression among out of school children particularly girls.