KARACHI - Sindh government will spend Rs 3158.324m on two separate schemes to promote education in the rural areas of the province. This was decided in a meeting of PDWP held under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Planning and Development Sindh Munawer Opel at his office here on Monday. As per detail, Rs 160.711 will be spent on Early Learning Education Programme and RS 2997.613m on Promotion of Private Schools (PPRS) in rural areas of Sindh/urban slums. Additional Secretary Education Khuda Bakish Larik, Shukri Rahman director, Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) Secretary P&D Capt (Rtd ) Javed Ishrat, Iqbal Ahsan Zaidi Dr. Noorul Haq, officers of P&D finance and education department also attended the meeting. These two schemes will be executed under Rural Based Community School Project through Sindh Education Foundation. The Addition Chief Secretary (Dev) Munawer Opel informed the Education Department and Sindh Education Foundation that proposed changes would be made in the PC-1 and modified PC-1 would be circulated to all concerned for record and reference so that approved and appropriate funds might be released at the earliest. The schemes are based on Rural Based Community School project proposes to extend support in establishment and running of 1,000 private schools with per child subsidy of Rs350/ and Rs450/ and under served localities of 10 districts viz Larkana, Kambar and Shadad Kot, Dadu, Sanghar, Mithi, Khairpur, Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawab Shah) Badin, Thatta and Umer Kot through public private partnership. During implementation of the project around 4,000 teachers would be hired, around 250,000 children and youth would get education and 15,00,000 households living in 250,000 families communities would benefit from the project of Private School (PPRS). Besides, another program of Early Learning (ELB) with the age group of 3-5 years, under the project 150 Early Learning Centres will be established in the existing government schools of five districts viz Khairpur Ghotki, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, and Naushero Feroze.