Training is the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, productivity and performance. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content.
Social and human development can be sustainable only when primary stakeholders–communities, service providers and people’s elected representatives – have enough capacity to develop appropriate solutions and determination to seek change in their own midst. From inception, we have built programme interventions on a process of continuous education, awareness creation and training of community members, frontline and programme workers, and government, NGO and our own staff.
Training barefoot frontline workers to provide primary health care at the level of the community has been a major strategy to demystify medicine and help people take control over their health. Our focus has been contributing to fill the gap existing between professional health personnel and poor communities, by spreading knowledge on health and nutrition with the help of trained health workers.
Over the years, our training capacity has expanded beyond health and nutrition and today we offer capacity building services in all areas pertaining to children and women.
Capacity development activities have been carried out as part of project implementation in the field, as well as institutionally. Institutional training of professionals from both government and non-government organizations is carried out through MURDS Resource Centre, which operated in collaboration with other institutions, such as National Jute Board (NJB), Kolkata University, WEBCON, DIC etc. Since its inception, MURDS has trained 25,000 poor people.