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 […]
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. His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck was born to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and Ashi Kezang Choden […]
Winter Program is here! Are you looking for fun activities this Winter break besides watching television or playing all day long? For the past 5 years, the While(in)g Vacation Program sponsored by the Bhutan Youth Development Fund has offered exciting activities that are engaging and fun. The While(in)g Vacation Winter Program is a yearly program […]
To reduce the rapid rising youth unemployment among recovering addicts and to conserve biodiversity through waste management in urban areas, the Bhutan Youth Development Fund is venturing into its first social enterprise in Thimphu. The Wastepaper Recycling Unit, as it is called, will be established at Bjemina Industrial Estate on a plot leased by the […]