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Int’l Development Partners term Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif App revolutionary to promote education for all

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Ehsaas hosted a high-level panel discussion with the Country Heads of International Development Partners to celebrate the launch of the Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif App.

The event themed around, “Role of conditional cash transfers in improving Human Capital Development in Pakistan”.

The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the event.

Discussions profoundly resonated with the theme of International Education Day 2022, “Changing Course, Transforming Education”.

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Expert panelists included the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr. Christian Turner, the Country Director World Bank Najy Benhassine, the Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Yong Ye, the Country Representative UNICEF Aida Girma, and the Director General Ehsaas Conditional Cash Transfers Naveed Akbar.

The Secretary Ismat Tahira was also present on the occasion.

Panelists shared their experiences in administering education conditional cash transfer programmes.

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The fully digital Ehsaas School Stipends/Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif programme was widely lauded.

Reflecting on the recent launch of Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif application, Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif mobile app will empower millions of Ehsaas beneficiary families to self-register their children at the doorstep. This digitization is a result of massive hard work coupled with digital and reformative actions adapted over the last three years to ensure integrity and inclusion.”

Felicitating the successful launch of Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif App, the British High Commissioner Dr. Christian Turner said, “What is happening with Ehsaas is quite extraordinary, groundbreaking and at speed with transformative intervention.” The Country Director the World Bank Najy Benhassine commended the Taleemi Wazaif of Ehsaas and said, “Our new strategy for Pakistan in the coming five years is targeted on girls’ education. We support Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif, expansion of the conditional cash transfer programme and education system as a whole.”

“We are pleased to know that the government is expanding the conditional cash transfer programme across the Country,” the Country Director ADB Yong Ye said.

The Country Representative UNICEF Aida Girma said, “I would like to commend the Government of Pakistan for prioritizing the Ehsaas programme.”

The government of Pakistan’s Ehsaas Taleemi Wazaif aims at providing financial assistance to those at the bottom of the pyramid for the education of their children up to higher secondary level.

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