Empower

Bhutan YDF empowers young people by providing resources to define their own future, practice leadership, and to bring a positive, sustainable change to their communities.

Support

Bhutan YDF supports young people by offering programs and opportunities to help at-risk and disadvantaged youth become productive citizens.

Inspire

Bhutan YDF inspires young people to realize their full potential through programs, scholarships, and activities.

Our Mission

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is committed to making every youth a leader. An estimated 59 percent of Bhutanese are younger than age 24. As Bhutan’s leading youth organization, we are working to ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to develop their potential. Our programs build leadership skills, encourage teamwork and promote the value of service among youth. Through advocacy work and strategic partnerships, we work to encourage youth participation, raise awareness of youth issues and promote youth-oriented policy. We invest in Bhutan’s future, one youth at a time.

News & Announcements

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His Majesty the 4th King’s 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 750,000. 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 […]

YDF President and Vice President, meets the President and officials of YouthReach, India

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, President of YDF and Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, Vice President of YDF, met with President – Mr. Uday Khemka – of partner nonprofit organization ‘Youthreach.’ The YDF’s collaboration with Indian NGO Youthreach started in 2012 after YDF became a member of International Youth Foundation. The ‘Passport to Success: A […]

Scholarships Announcement ( XI and XII)

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce the availability of 5 full Scholarships for the economically disadvantaged background to pursue classes XI and XII in Private Schools within Bhutan for the academic session 2015 & 2016. Students who have appeared BCSE 2014 and not enrolled in any of schools or institutions may apply. […]

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, and other important issues impacting youth. The Bhutan YDF provides financial support for youth development activities like leadership skills, drug rehabilitation, special education, basic skills and vocational training, advocacy research and education.

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 ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to develop their potential and to address the growing needs of our youth.

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