Benazir Income Support Programme has put 3.5m children back in school
Through BISP's initiative Waseela-e-Taleem Programme (WeT), nearly 4 million children have been put back in school.
BISP under its initiative WeT has put 3.5m children back to school.
The highest number of such students were reported from Punjab.
More than 1,300,000 were admitted into schools from June 2018 to June 2019.
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) under its initiative Waseela-e-Taleem Programme (WeT) has successfully put 3.5 million children back in school. As per the reports, the highest number of these children have been reported from Punjab. The number for Punjab stood at 1.3 million.
For other provinces, the figures were quite positive as well. The second-highest figure was for Sindh, where Benazir Income Support’s education program has put 1,172,799 children back in school.
For Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the figures are 780,078, followed by Balochistan 75,999; in Azad Jammu and Kashmir 70,262 children; in Gilgit-Baltistan 55,546 children and in erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas 14,732.
Students from 50 districts of the country readmitted to schools:
As the documents indicate, WeT admitted 2,196,942 out-of-school children back to school. They belonged to 50 districts of the country. The said figures are between 2012 to June 2018. Another more 1,300,000 were admitted into schools between the timeline of June 2018 to June 2019.
BISP started its WeT program back in 2012 and initially focused on readmitting 75,000 children belonging to less developed districts to school to restart their education process. These five districts included Malakand (protected area), Mirpur, Skardu, Nushki and South Karachi. A monthly stipend of Rs 200 was given to each child initially.
After the positive outcome in the said areas, the program was the expanded to 27 more districts: Awaran, Bagh, Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bannu, Charsaddah, Diamer, Gilgit, Gwadar, Haripur, Jhalmagsi, Qambar Shahdadkot, Khushab, Kohat, Kotli, Larkana, Loralai, Mansehra, Musakhel, Narowal, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sialkot, Sukkur and Thatta.
As per the available documents, BISP had set out an initial target of admitting 1,300,000 of a total of 2,653,305 to children. It has successfully fulfilled the target and that too before the stipulated time.
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