Over the years WASH program has established an approach, in urban WASH sector of Bangladesh which is now recognized as “DSK model” facilitating supply of water to urban slum dwellers! DSK has been highly regarded for its contribution in urban WASH sector, for facilitating provision of legal water supply to urban slums. DSK is a pioneer in this direction. Over the decades, DSK has given focus on WASH support to most disadvantaged communities like physically challenged, sweeper, transgender, cobblers, snake charmers, pavement dwellers, , ethnic communities etc. DSK’s WASH program is a community led integrated WASH service that has become popular to slum dwellers, as well as among other WASH stakeholders. DSK facilitates to establish sustainable community managed system to continue WASH activities even beyond the project period. DSK focuses on community empowerment and demand responsive approaches. It also focuses on gender and advocacy in WASH sector to facilitate access of poor and extreme poor to water sanitation services. At present DSK has been implementing eight WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects in 199 slums and fringe areas in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna cities targeting half a million poor and disadvantaged populations.
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.