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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‘Wear To Be Aware’ design training

On 12th July 2017, a 22 day Design Training Workshop – “Wear To Be Aware” concluded at YDF hall. Organized by YDF and facilitated by Mr. Prateek Dev Vimal, designer, a total of 14 participants were engaged in Pattern making, Creation of a collection & principles of designs. The training was aimed to improving skills […]

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 […]

Bhutanese Youth Calling

On 15th July 2017, an article was published on Kuensel, written by Gasa Dzongda, Dorji Dhradhul :                                                 ~ BHUTANESE YOUTH CALLING~ On the sidelines of the 23rd Annual Dzongdag Conference (June […]

Golden Youth Award Camp 2017 concludes

A student of Dr Tobgyal School, Wangdrak Dorji won the golden youth of the year award 2017. Wangdrak Dorji, said, the award is popular in his school but winning it was unexpected. “I think it is a programme that brings out the best in a child and takes it to another level,” he said. Wangdrak […]

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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