Child­hood Progress

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Sri Lankan govern­ment has launched an Early Child­hood De­vel­op­ment (ECD) project with the as­sis­tance of the In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (IDA) of the World Bank. The 5-year project worth $50 mil­lion will pro­vide sup­port for the im­prove­ment of ECD fa­cil­i­ties and will also pro­vide train­ing to ECD teach­ers. Staffed by some 29,350 teach­ers, there are around 17,500 such cen­tres in the coun­try. The project fo­cuses on 6,000 cen­tres; it will im­prove the health and nu­tri­tional sta­tus of chil­dren en­rolled in th­ese cen­tres.

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