||<p>DFID education programmes support a range of interventions to improve equity and
inclusion in education, targeting the most marginalised communities, including religious
minorities. This includes providing secondary and higher education scholarships to
help incentivise parents from marginalised communities to send their children to school.
In Punjab, scholarships have been provided to over 50,000 girls from poor families
that reside in the most remote and marginalized districts of Punjab, some with a significant
population of minority groups. Since 2010, DFID’s skills Development Programme has
trained over 332,000 poor and vulnerable people to improve their employment prospects.
This includes more than 3,800 people from religious minorities. The programme aims
to provide training to a further 5,000 people from religious minorities by 2021.</p>