The helping hands
National Museum organised a function to induct 40 trained volunteers into its Yuva Saathi programme yesterday. VenuV, Director General, National Museum, presented the certificates to the participants of the second batch who completed the training.
Yuva Saathi is a pioneering programme of the Museum aimed at engaging young minds in a dialogue with the museum. The programme envisages the deployment of young volunteer guides, Yuva Saathis, to provide guided tours to school children. Yuva Saathis are students from various colleges of Delhi trained specifically to guide school students in the National Museum. The programme caters solely to School Groups.Around 40 volunteers have successfully completed the training programme, and are deployed as volunteer guides. More training programmes are planned, so as to increase to 200, the number of volunteer guides for school group.
The programme has taken inspiration from the tremendous success of the Pathpradarshak programme. Young guides from the batch-I of this programme are effectively guiding the school children. The results have been excellent and the students’ satisfaction rate has been hundred percent.This spirit of volunteerism for museums as successfully displayed here can become a template for other museums in the country.