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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Scholarship Announcement

YDF President Queen Mother Tshering Pem Wangchuck Scholarship Announcement With generous support from the Colombo Plan Secretariat, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce the availability of EIGHT (8) full scholarships for youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to continue their education in classes XI and XII at various Private Boarding Schools across Bhutan for the […]

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 […]

Revival of the Divine Madman, Lam Drukpa Kuenley’s trail

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, the President of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund , revived ‘ The Divine Madman, Lam Drukpa Kuenley’s trail ‘ on 23rd April, 2016. The main purpose of Her Majesty’s walk was to revive the ancient trail of The Divine Madman and promote the eco-tourism projects under […]

YDF President at BRAC in Bangladesh

On 16 March, 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 the Chairperson of BRAC, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. During the meeting, Her Majesty offered her remarks, calling BRAC “an organization with heart.” The meeting was […]

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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