Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) project
A community-based project to introduce and strengthen early childhood education and development programmes for children of age 3-5 years in remote villages of district Chitral where no such facilities exist.
Target area: Lower and Upper Chitral
Funding organisation: Institute of Rural Education and Development (IREAD), USA
Implementer: AKU-IED's Professional Development Centre, Chitral (PDCC)
The project aims to mobilize rural communities to help themselves in the provision of quality early childhood education to their children, at their doorsteps.
What have we done so far?
23 ECCE Centres have been established to cater to the learning needs of 400+ students in Upper and Lower Chitral. Each of the Centres is led by a teacher trained by the AKU-IED's PDCC specifically for the project.