DSK established a separate training cell in 1999 to enhance capacity building of staff and target community leaders. The initial aim of the Training Cell was to equip staffs of DSK with necessary communication and management skills to help them to do their best. This was done by both the internal trainers as well as receiving outside expert support to share their learning. Over the period the training cell has been equipped with skilled and experienced training personnel along with physical facilities. The training facilities at Dhaka HQ are equipped with modern aids including audio visual support having accommodation capacity of 25-30 participants. DSK training cell is running with few full time trainers, both in credit and project’s wing and they have particular experience in microfinance, entrepreneurship development, livelihood promotion, DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction), Water Sanitation and Hygiene, healthcare, gender, participation, management of community institutions, project management, monitoring etc. DSK’s training team has good track record of providing training support internally and to external institutions. The focused training areas are: Microfinance and entrepreneurship development, Primary Health Care, Water, Sanitation and participatory hygiene promotion, Community hospital management, Non formal education program, Visualization Techniques, Management and development of community institution, Advocacy and Communication, Gender and Development, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).
On June 19, 2016, Dr. Md. Jashim Uddin, Deputy Managing Director (Admin), PKSF, handed over the cheque of PFSF grant to Dr. Masudul Quader PhD, CEO, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK). PKSF granted BDT 60 lac to seven different organizations as part of its socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development Programme. Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is one of them. Socio-economic and Human-Capacity Development programme, is a new initiative of PKSF. Under the programme, PKSF aims to donate 0.01 percent of its yearly budget to different development organizations. This grant of 1.5 million taka will support Nayan Jogi Asrom and Orphanage at Chandigar in Durgapur of Netrakona district.