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.
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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 […]
Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, The President of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) is in Bangkok for a two day visit to the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT). Accompanying Her Majesty the Queen Mother is also Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck the Vice President […]
A chilly morning on the third week of December 2014, when everyone was cheerfully welcoming the winter, hundreds of children were about to participate in the first activity of the winter Program in YDF hall. It started with the ‘ice breaking session’, where the children went round and round in circles yelling “Fire on the […]
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.0 His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and Ashi Kezang Choden […]