The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is committed to making every youth a leader. An estimated 59 percent of Bhutanese are younger than age 24. As Bhutan’s leading youth organization, we are working to ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to develop their potential. Our programs build leadership skills, encourage teamwork and promote the value of service among youth. Through advocacy work and strategic partnerships, we work to encourage youth participation, raise awareness of youth issues and promote youth-oriented policy. We invest in Bhutan’s future, one youth at a time.
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Bhutan is a landlocked country roughly the size of Switzerland, with a population of approximately 750,000. 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 […]
The Royal Thimphu College (RTC) and the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) jointly announce the availability of 2 full scholarships under the RTC-YDF Need Based Scholarship Program 2015. The scholarships will cover all tuition and boarding costs for 1 male & 1 female for 3 years. Applications are open from 21st March & the deadline […]
The 1st YDF Alumi Initiative ‘Kindness begets kindness… this is the universal truth. I want to spread it’ Above the authentic craft shops the ‘Goodwill Shop’, a YDF alumni initiative is now open for business. A business of kindness, an investment of goodwill, an opportunity for anyone wanting high selfless returns. Imagine if every child […]
Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, The President of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) is in Bangkok for a two day visit to the Princess Mother National Institute for Drug Abuse Treatment (PMNIDAT). Accompanying Her Majesty the Queen Mother is also Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck the Vice President […]
In commemoration of the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Board and Staff of YDF offers our heartfelt prayers, dedication, and love to his Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo.0 His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and Ashi Kezang Choden […]