Over 3.5M Out-Of-School Children Admitted Back Under BISP
Approximately 3,517,209 out-of-school children have been admitted to schools by Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) under its initiative Waseela-e-Taleem Programme (WeT) reports the Express Tribune.
The widespread enrolment under the said program has been uniform across the whole country with the most number of students from the province of Punjab.
The article titled, “BISP brings over 3.5m children back to school”, Express Tribune notes that WeT was started back in 2012 and initially enrolled up to 750,000 children. With time the initiative expanded into more than 27 districts across the country.
The said districts include Pakistan including Bahawalpur, Mansehra, Nowshera, Rawalpindi, Haripur, Jhalmagsi, Qambar Shahdadkot, Khushab, Kohat, Kotli, Larkana, Loralai, and others. Source document with the tribune further states that BISP`s initial target was achieved earlier than its stipulated date.
The BISP set another target of admitting more than 300,000 children into school by June 2017 and including over 18 less developed districts in the WeT Programme.
According to Sources cited by Express Tribune, the program has expanded to over 18 districts and the amount of support money has been raised from Rs200 per month to Rs250 per month.