On Tuesday, the federal government launched the Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif App, which allows children from Ehsaas-eligible households to be enrolled at their doorstep.
Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, launched the App by enrolling a female student at Government Girls College Kot Hathial in Islamabad.
Speaking to the media on the occasion, she stated that the Ehsaas program focuses on improving access to education for the poorest families through its school stipend program.
She stated that the new app was created to make it easier for people to self-enroll their children in the program.
The Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif program aims to enroll 10 million deserving children from Pakistan’s 160 districts. Over 6.7 million children have already registered.
The ‘Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif’ Programme has two goals: to help vulnerable households and to reduce the number of out-of-school children.
Pakistan currently has 18.7 million out-of-school children. According to the ‘Ehsaas’ policy, ‘Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif’ provides a higher stipend to girls than to boys. Stipends are given to children aged 4-22 years from eligible families in the ‘Ehsaas’ ecosystem from primary to higher secondary level.