​​​​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.​​

Duration: 2021-2022
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. ​