To ensure sustainability of any organization, it is essential to establish some income-earning ventures. From this point of view, Padakhep initiated three income-earning enterprises to make the organization self-sustained and self-financed. These enterprises are aimed to support and strengthen the socio-economic conditions of the beneficiaries through facilitating access to inputs and marketing of their products.
Padakhep Institute of Development and Management (PIDM)
Considering the importance of training, Padakhep established a training institute in the name of Padakhep Institute of Development and Management (PIDM) in December 2008. PIDM is located very near the Padakhep head office at House# 679, Road# 12, Baitul Aman Housing Society, Adabar, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207. The institute is working relentlessly to satisfy the needs of training and development of the staff of Padakhep and partner organizations and beneficiaries. Trainers and facilitators of PIDM are highly experienced and have acquired professional skills through participation in both local and overseas training programs.
Main objective of PIDM are to assess training and development needs of staff and beneficiaries of Padakhep, staff of partner organizations and other organizations and to improve knowledge and skill of the professionals engaged in these organizations.
Services available include:
To meet the growing needs of the trainees, PIDM has developed its modest physical facilities for training including hostel, dormitory and training hall in a 6-storied new building. Four of training hall rooms is fully air conditioned and well equipped with training accessories like white board, soft board, laptop, multimedia and sound systems.
Dormitory is located at 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th floors of the building which provides 41 seats with accommodation for 124 participants. The PIDM has also 3 air-conditioned VIP rooms suitable for accommodating 6 guests.
Dining hall and food
A nearby spacious dining hall provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the participants and is located near the dormitory at 3rd floor. The hall is open for service daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Padakhep Printing and Packaging
The aim of Padakhep Printing and Packaging is to publish quality printing materials for the clients at a reasonable price. Initially the enterprise publishes only the routine publications of Padakhep that include year-wise diary, calendars, newsletters, annual reports, brochures, posters, greeting cards, booklets, folders, forms, formats, registers, visiting cards, pads, etc. At present, the enterprise is working with very good reputation for different organizations namely, Aroni Advertising Limited, Kranti Associates, Prantik, Projonmo Bachao, Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum, Pathway, PKSF, VARD, EXIM Bank, DSK, InM etc.