Program Support Fund
PKSF implements a wide range of poverty alleviation programs to ensure sustainable socio-economic development of the poor. As part of its multifaceted programs, PKSF formed the ‘Program Support Fund (PSF)’ out of its own fund on 30 June 2011. The objective of the Fund is to provide financial assistance including flexible loans as well as other necessary support for education, health, disaster management and different social development activities that contribute to upgrading the quality of the lives of families having membership of PKSF programs and projects.
A total of 3,156 higher secondary students were given BDT 12,000 each in the 2021-22 Fiscal Year. To this end, BDT 3.78 crore was distributed through 135 Partner Organizations (PO) of PKSF. Besides, 80 students of ethnic minority groups in Gaibandha were provided with BDT 12,000 each.
In FY 2020-2021, about BDT 5.43 crore was provided as scholarships to 4,519 students (1,342 students from the 1st phase, 3,177 students from the 2nd phase). Each student received BDT 12,000 from the Fund. Generally, students from the higher secondary level are selected for the scholarships. However, students from disadvantaged families such as dalits, bedes, sex workers, beggars and students with disabilities from the secondary level are also included in the program. In some special cases, scholarships are also given to students pursuing technical education or studying at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.