Waseela-e-Taleem Program successfully tested in 5 districts

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Waseela-e-Taleem programme under Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has been successfully tested in 5 districts and the present government has fine-tuned the design and implementation arrangements with expansion toadditional districts in the country, said Secretary BISP Mr.Rab Nawaz in meeting with Minister of Elementary and Secondary Education KP/FATA. Program aimsto enroll 5 to 12 years children of BISP beneficiaries in KP/FATA with additional amount of Rs/- 600 per child per quarter said the Secretary BISP.

Meeting was held under chairmanship of Minster of Elementary and Secondary Education KP Mr Muhammad Atifin the latter’s office on 5th May 2014.

Secretary BISP gave briefing over BISP initiatives and specifically Waseela e Taleem program, its objectives, goals, and achievements in Malakand Agency and its extension to other 6 districts in KP region. 

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Rab Nawaz said that he is honored to be at platformwith Education Minister KP, for promotionof primaryeducation amongst the 1.3 million poorest beneficiary families of the Program,where 70% of the children are out of schools. So far 38,179 children have been registered in Malakand district against the potential target of 61,918 in a pilot phase.

Secretary BISP requested Education department to fully cooperate and share the data of primary schools in connection with absorption capacity in KP/FATA, and will make sure alignment of provincial enrollment program with Waseela e Taleeem.

Aurat Foundation also gave presentation over Waseela e Taleem program explaining their objectives and achievements during pilot phase in Malakand and their targets in extended phase with inclusion of Charsada, Nowshera, Haripur, Bannu, Kohat, and Mansehra.

Minister E & SC and Secretary Education KP/FATA gave assurance to the Secretary BISP and his delegation for extending full cooperation of the KP government in implementation of the proposed project. 

Source:The Frontier Post.