Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has set target to enroll 1.6 million under privileged children in primary schools by June this year.
This was stated by Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme Marvi Memon while launching second Waseela-e-Taleem school enrollment drive nationwide starting from Rawalpindi on Sunday.
She said that BISP has enrolled 1.3 million children to schools in its first phase launched in October 2012 in five districts and is currently operational in 32 districts.
She said that the programme will be extended to 50 districts by the end of June next year.
She said that registration camps will be set up in all 32 districts across Pakistan and this phase will continue till all of 5 to 12 years beneficiary children are enrolled in primary schools.
The Chairperson said that this initiative is part of long term graduation strategy of BISP that aims to develop human capital so that its beneficiaries may exit out of poverty in future.
Under the programs beneficiary families will receive 750 rupees quarter per child with the condition of 70% attendance. Under this initiative, BISP has carried out supply capacity assessment of 55,000 public and private schools.