We ensure children and youth receive the education they need to define their own futures.


We train and generate livelihood opportunities for disadvantaged young people to thrive.


We empower children, youth, and communities across Bhutan to realize their full potential.

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Book a Youth Homestay at My Gakidh Village

My Gakidh Village, or “My Happy Village”, is a joint initiative of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund, Aide et Action International, World Wildlife Fund Bhutan and UNDP Bhutan, the first of its kind in Bhutan with the overall goal to curb rural-urban youth migration by providing sustainable livelihood skills and opportunities to unemployed youth within […]


The written test for the YDF-UWC Partial Scholarship, 2022 is scheduled on 16th May (Monday), 2022 at 3:00 PM-4:00 PM at YDF Conference Hall.  Notes: You need not bring your documents on the day.  Those who are not in Thimphu, online arrangement will be made. 

Bhutan YDF Social Enterprises Annual Report, 2021

Bhutan YDF Social Enterprises is pleased to share with you our first ever ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐‘๐ž๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. Last year has been a year of milestones for YDFSE where we worked towards “๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก”. Bhutan YDF Social Enterprises Annual Report, 2021

YDF-UWC Scholarship opportunity for the volunteers!

ONE Full scholarship available for the Young Volunteers In Action (Y-VIA), a volunteer youth network of YDF across the country to pursue higher studies (Class XI & XII) at UWC Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The scholar will be supported by the Pestalozzi International Foundation in the UK. Those eligible Y-VIAs meeting the following requirements may […]

Scholarship Announcement

FIVE partial scholarships available to pursue higher studies (Class XI & XII) at various United World Colleges (UWCs) across the world.  SL# UWC School /College Type of Scholarship Slot Scholarship Offered (in %) UWC Contribution for two years (in Nu.) Applicant/ Family contribution for two years (in Nu.) Total Amount (Nu) Gender Age criteria 1 […]

About YDF

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is working to ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to develop their potential.

Since 1999, the YDF has served thousands of children and youth across Bhutan - with a special focus on the disadvantaged. We are Bhutan's leading youth organization and a senior member of civil society. Our programs and investments support youth development and participation, education, substance use prevention and treatment, disability rights, child protection, skills training, social entrepreneurship, well-being promotion, and policy advocacy.

From the President

Her Majesty the Queen Mother
Ashi Tseyring Pem Wangchuck

โ€œThe youth comprise more than half of our total population. Therefore, the way we handle the development of children and youth will have a crucial bearing on every development goal that this nation has set collectively."

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