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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HAPPINESS OUTING – Teacher Appreciation Picnic

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Pem Wangchuck and Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck celebrated Teachers’ Day at Tshaluna Primary School under Maedwang Gewog in Thimphu, on 2nd May 2017. Teachers, students and their parents of Yum Thuji Charity School, Bjemina, and Tshaluna Primary Schools were congregated at the function. Teacher’s special day was […]

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 […]

Announcement : Golden Youth Award Camp 2017

Golden Youth Award Camp 2017 The YDF initiated the Golden Youth Award in 2005 to commemorate the 50th Birth anniversary of His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, with the aim to motivate and reward outstanding youth portraying excellence in academics, sports, cultural activities, leadership, social contributions and exceptional talents. Every year one […]

The YDF President inaugurates Tshaluna bridge

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, the President of YDF, graced the inauguration ceremony of the “Kuenphen Zam” (“Benefitting All” Bridge) in Tshaluna, on 17th March 2017. The newly constructed bridge in Tshaluna, connects Thimphu and the Chimithangkha community with the Bhutan Youth Development Fund’s new institute that will rehabilitate substance users and […]

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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