A meeting chaired by Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar in Islamabad today (Saturday) approved the first of its kind Ehsaas Secondary Education Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programe to enable the deserving households to send their children to secondary schools.
The program will be rolled out nationwide in July this year.
According to a press statement, the program will be implemented in close coordination with provincial education departments to avoid duplication.
Children of underprivileged households will be provided quarterly cash grants of 2500 rupees for boy child and three thousand rupees for girl child on fulfillment of seventy percent attendance in school. All payments will be biometrically made to mothers of children.
In his remarks on the occasion, the Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation said Ehsaas aims to lift the poorest families in Pakistan out of poverty and help them achieve their potential by serving the unserved area of secondary education.