The Minister of State and chairperson of BISP MNA Marvi Memon launched the Waseelae-e-Taleem (WeT) school enrollment driver nationwide and she started this program from Rawalpindi. She said that BISP has enrolled about 1.3 million under privileged children in the primary schools and they are targeted to get the enrollment of 1.6 million by June 2017.
This is the second phase of the enrollment drive and the main aim of this program is to get the success in WeT during the phase. This program was launched in October 2012 in five districts and the WeT is working in about 32 districts of the province and this program will be extended to 50 districts of the province by the end of June 2018.
In the launching ceremony the chairperson, BISP said that all three stages are involved in registration camp and the screening of the eligible children of the beneficiaries is being carried out. Then the awareness session on the importance of education and attendance compliance to get the benefits from the BISP is carried out and the enrolment process of the children is being carried out.
The chairperson of BISP said that the registration camps will be established in all 32 WeT districts all over Pakistan and this phase will be continued till all 5 to 12 years old beneficiary children are enrolled in the primary schools. To complete the enrolment process in all these districts, she instructed the WeT team to complete this process within minimum time efficiently.
The chairperson further added that WeT has taken the initiative, which is the part of long term graduation strategy of BISP to aim to develop the human capital and the beneficiaries may exit out of the poverty in the future. The chairperson of BISP interacted with the children and teachers during her visit and she inspected the facilities provided in the schools. She said that BISP has the registered the positive and particular impact on the primary school enrolment and BISP third impact evaluation reports shows that school attendance deprivation is reduced from 56% in 2013 to 49% in 2016. WeT has resulted in the increase of enrolment of children between the age group of 5-12 by 10% points that is higher than the international average.
Under the initiative of WeT, BISP enrolls 5-12 years old children of the beneficiary families into the primary schools and the beneficiary families get Rs.750/- per quarter per child with the 70% attendance compliance other than the unconditional cash transfer (UCT) of Rs.4834/- per quarter. Now BISP has carried out the supply capacity assessment of 55,000 public and private schools and it is constituted 50,000 children and BISP beneficiary committee gets the objective and it will create the social mobilization among the poor people.