Education ministry, Ehsaas join hands to enrol out-of-school children.

ISLAMABAD -- Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (FE and PT) and Prime Minister's initiative Ehsaas Programme on Monday inked an agreement to enrol out-of-school children to educational institutions.

A statement issued here said that Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation and Shafqat Mehmood, FE and PT Training 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 mobilise 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,' said Dr. Sania.

'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,' said Shafqat Mehmood.

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...

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