Social Inclusion for Education (HCI)
Social Inclusion for Education is one of the sub-components of PHCIP and is aimed at strengthening selected education initiatives in Punjab that directly contributes to improved educational outcomes for children in early years from vulnerable households. The existing Early Childhood Education and Care (ECCE) initiative of Government of the Punjab is directly relevant to human capital accumulation in early years. The programme needs further strengthening to benefit the increased number of vulnerable households and fully realize the objectives of the Punjab Early Childhood Policy 2017. Under PHCIP, School Education Department (SED), aims to establish/refurbish 3400 ECCE rooms in 11 target districts of southern Punjab.