BISP, ARC sign MoU for enrollment of 208,445 children in schools

Children will be enrolled in 10 Districts

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and American Refugee Committee (ARC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enrollment of children of BISP beneficiaries in schools.


The MoU was signed at the Benazir Income Support Programme Headquarters in Islamabad for enrolment of 208,445 out of school children in 10 Operational Districts of BISP’s Waseela-e-Taleem programme from September 2018 until December 2020.

The Secretary BISP Omar Hamid Khan termed it as an opportunity for both organizations to increase enrollment of children in school through integrated models of partnership with BISP beneficiaries.

Children of BISP beneficiaries will be enrolled in schools

Omar Hamid Khan also appreciated the partnership which will lead to enrolment and engagement of children of Benazir Income Support Programme beneficiaries in far-flung regions of the Country.

The partnership will involve support in social mobilization for enrollment of out of school children. It will also include support to community mobilization activities as well as awareness of beneficiaries via IEC material.

On the occasion, the Country Representative ARC Dr. Tariq Cheema stated that his organization has already enrolled over one million children in schools across Pakistan.

Dr. Tariq Cheema added that this partnership will further augment the efforts towards achieving the primary education goals of the Pakistani government.

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