Brick Kiln Program

In order to reduce the prevalence of child labour from brick kilns, a conditional cash transfer program was launched using branchless banking system in Punjab by PSPA in collaboration with Labour and Human Resource Department (LHRD) and School Education Department (SED). SED in collaboration of LHRD identifies potential beneficiaries and then shares list for enrolled children in schools. A baseline survey was conducted to locate and identify out-of-school children living with their families at brick kilns across the province.

Beneficiaries are provided with Rs. 2,000 as one-time incentive at the time of admission and then quarterly disbursement of Rs. 3,000 upon compliance verification. As per program requirement, children have to ensure 75% attendance in school. The compliance verification reports are shared by the SED for the release of payment by PSPA quarterly.