Ehsaas beneficiaries to be trained on digital literacy, says Nishtar

Published May 27, 2021
This file photo shows Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar. — DawnNewsTV/File
This file photo shows Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar. — DawnNewsTV/File

ISLAMABAD: Special Ass­istant to the Prime Min­ister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar on Wednesday said that the Ehsaas beneficiaries would be trained on financial and digital literacy in order to enable them get full benefits from the welfare programme.

Presiding over a meeting at the social welfare department, she said the recently launched Ehsaas Savings Wallets initiative would enable women to save, invest in small businesses, access loans, and thereby create income and employment, and pay for emergency expenditures.

Dr Nishtar said the initiative would also focus on financial literacy of the beneficiaries of Ehsaas Kafaalat programme.

“Exclusion from the formal financial system is linked with low levels of human and economic development.

“Therefore, financial inclusion is one of the seven goals of Ehsaas,” Ms Nishtar said.

Keeping in view the results of the different initiatives, participants of the meeting suggested that Ehsaas beneficiaries and their children should be trained on financial and digital literacy.

The meeting strongly recommended that training will be designed in local languages utilising beneficiary-centered approach to instill greater confidence and self-efficacy amongst the women beneficiaries of Ehsaas, enabling them to fully avail the benefits of Ehsaas Savings Wallets.

Published in Dawn, May 27th, 2021

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