The main objective of Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) is to serve destitute, needy, widows, orphans, invalid, infirm and other needy persons. In line with this objective, PBM started establishing PBM schools for rehabilitation of child labor (SRCL) in the year 1995 with the name of National Centre for Rehabilitation of Child Labor (NCRCL).
In these schools orphans and children involved in hazardous labor are given free primary education. With the passage of time it was renamed as Pakistan Bait ul Mal School for rehabilitation of child labor (PBM-SRCL). Out of 159 SRCL, 46 are in Punjab, 20 are in South Punjab, 37 are in Sindh, 24 are in KPK, 14 are in Baluchistan, 13 are in ICT/AJK and 5 are in G.B. About 17107 children are enrolled in these schools.
So far 45000 students have been passed out. They also provided with free uniform, shoes, books, writing material, medical checkup, religious education and extracurricular activities etc. Daily stipend Rs. 10/- is also provided to these children. Monthly parent’s subsistence allowance Rs. 300/- is also provided to parents of these children. Sanctioned Student strength in each SRCL is 120.
Wean away children from the hazardous child labour environment
Impart primary education to them in conducive class room environment
Afford opportunities for secondary and higher education to bring them into the mainstream of social milieu
Existence of hazardous industry / bonded labour in following categories:-
Brick-kiln, Carpet, Mining, Tannery, Construction, Glass Bangle, Domestic Work, Begging, Agriculture
Availability of 120 Children up to the age of 8 - 14
vailability of Child labour for five years
Recommendation of Prov. / Reg. Labour Department and Ministry of Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis guidelines
Standard students strength of a centre is 120.
Daily stipend @ Rs.10/- on attendance basis is paid to each student through the parents accounts
Parents receive subsistence allowance @ Rs.300/- per month as wage compensation
Primary level syllabus is taught in 4 years through informal education head of his educational institute
Summer vacations and local holidays are not observed
19574 have passed out and 11858 have been admitted in Government schools for higher education
Rs.4100 per annum are spent by PBM for further education of the passed out students i.e. Rs.1200/- per annum as education stipend, Rs.500/- for purchase of books & stationery and subsistence allowance for the parents @ Rs.2400/-
Recently 19888 trainees are benefiting from training in these schools, whereas 190222 trainees have been passed out.