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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YDF – UWC Scholarships announcement

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce availability of Six YDF- UWC (United World College) Scholarships for Pre-University (Class XI and XII) in the following Colleges: SL# College Types of scholarship Scholarship Offered (in %) per annum Currency Slots Annual fees (2017-18) Age criteria 1 Li Po Chun, Hong Kong Partial 65% scholarship […]

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 […]

While (in)g Vacation winter program 2017 concludes

The 3-week “While (in) g Vacation” winter program for 2016-2017 concluded on 13th January at the YDF’s Nazhoen Pelri Centre in Thimphu. More than 250 children and youth between the ages of 7 and 24 attended the winter program this year. The program is designed for youth and children to while (verb means “to pass […]

YDF Awarded National Merit of Order by His Majesty the King

On 17th December, Bhutan’s 109th National Day, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund was awarded with the prestigious National Order of Merit (Gold) by His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.  Aum Dorji Ohm, Executive Director of YDF, received the medal on behalf of the organization. It is an absolute honor for YDF to receive […]

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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