On Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ‘Ehsaas’ was entered into by the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training, which would re-establish youngsters out of school and lower dropout rates.
The MoU signing ceremonies were co-chaired by Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, and Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Minister for Education and Training.
The MoU seeks to use the Ehsaas Education Stipend program with extra human resources. The second memorandum of understanding between Ehsaas and the National Human Development Commission (NCHD) was also signed to organize qualified family members to enroll their children.
According to Dr.Nishtar, Ehsaas is also establishing Memorandums of Understanding with provinces to extend and roll out the stipend program across the country. The Federal Minister stated that they would completely work with Ehsaas so that families with children who are qualified for the program may profit from the financial aid and let their kids pursue their schooling until they complete high school. He claims that this will lower school dropout rates and re-enroll out-of-school youngsters.
There are currently 18.7 million out-of-school youngsters in the nation. The financial aid program was developed in collaboration with states and the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training to minimize gaps in primary through higher secondary academic possibilities by increasing out-of-school children’s attendance, university registration, and school advancement.
Children from deserving households registered with Ehsaas can receive education financial assistance to pursue their secondary and upper secondary studies at schools and institutions enrolled with the respective Education Departments.
As per the National Ehsaas survey, 10 million households will be recognized and registered in the Ehsaas Kafaalat program this year. All Ehsaas-qualified households are eligible for the Ehsaas Education Stipends under this program.