The Bhutan YDF empowers young people by providing resources and platforms to define their own future and bring about positive, sustainable change in their communities.


The Bhutan YDF supports young people by offering innovative programs and opportunities to address the unique needs of underserved and disadvantaged youth.


The Bhutan YDF inspires young people to realize their full potential as productive citizens and compassionate leaders through scholarships, service-learning, and advocacy.

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His Majesty the Fourth King’s 60th Birth Anniversary

In commemoration of the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Board and Staff of YDF offers our heartfelt prayers, dedication, and love to his Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and Ashi Kezang Choden […]

About Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked country roughly the size of Switzerland, with a population of approximately 7,50,000. Bhutan is known as Druk Yul, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Bhutan is a country deeply rooted in Mahayana Buddhism, a tradition that stresses not material rewards, but individual development, sanctity of life, compassion for others, respect for […]

While (in) g Vacation winter program 2016 concludes

The 3-week While (in) g Vacation program 2016 concluded on 22nd January at the Bhutan Youth Development Fund. More than 200 youth between the ages of 7 and 24 attended the winter program this year. The While (in) g Vacation Program under the Bhutan Youth Development Fund has for the last 5 years offered educational […]

YDF’s Serkyem Garden is inaugurated

The president of YDF, Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, Vice president,  Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck and members of the royal family graced the inauguration ceremony of YDF’s Serkyem Garden at the Nazhoen Pelri Youth Development centre, Thimphu on 22nd December, 2015. The Serkyem fountain is an initiative of […]

About YDF

With a special focus on disadvantaged youth, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund enables Bhutanese youth to realize their full potential as productive citizens. The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is a senior member of civil society, known as an advocate for disability rights, substance abuse prevention and treatment, education, employment, and other important issues impacting youth. The Bhutan YDF provides financial support for youth development activities like leadership and volunteerism, drug rehabilitation, special education, basic skills and vocational training, and advocacy for youth-oriented policy.

From the President

Her Majesty the Queen Mother
Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is committed to making every youth a leader. As Bhutan's leading youth organization, we are working to address the growing needs of our youth and ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to realize their potential.

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