The Ehsaas Taleemi-Wazaef program has been launched in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for students from deserving families.
The aim of the program is to encourage parents to send their children to schools. Under it, boys in primary classes will be given a quarterly cash stipend of Rs. 1,500, and girls in primary classes will be given Rs. 2,000.
For secondary school, boys will be given a stipend of Rs. 2,500, and girls will be given Rs. 3,000.
For Higher Secondary School, the stipend for boys is Rs. 3,500, and Rs. 4,000 for girls.
Students can apply for the program at any time and from anywhere as there is no deadline for it. The only eligibility criterion is that the candidate must have maintained 70 percent attendance in school.
To apply, a form with a birth certificate and a CNIC is to be submitted at the Ehsaas Program Centres or Ehsaas Registration Centres.
The Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Special Initiatives, Dr. Sania Nishtar, stated that the government has allocated Rs. 8 billion for this welfare project.