YDF-UTPAL Scholarship Announcement

Announcement The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce availability of ONE Full scholarship for the economically challenged background to pursue classes IV to VIII in Utpal Junior in Paro as a boarding candidate. (The Scholarship covers all tuition and boarding costs till 8th grade) The eligibility criteria are: Orphan Single parent Parent with […]

Higher Education Scholarship Announcement

Announcement The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce the availability of SIX full Scholarships for the economically challenged background to pursue classes XI and XII in various Private Boarding Schools in the country for the academic session 2018-2019. Students who have appeared BCSE 2017 and not enrolled in any private schools or institutions […]

YDF Fundraising – Naz Fest concert

A 2-day fundraising concert was organized on 19th and 20th January 2018 at YDF hall. The event titled ‘Nazhoen Rigtob Fest’ was organized by Jurmey Choden & Kelden Lhamo, students of RTC, with guidance and support from the Fundraising Unit, YDF. An amount of Nu. 63,334 was raised. The proceeds of the event will go […]

Investment & Social Enterprise

Nazhoen Pelri Eco-Friendly Initiative A Featured Investment Project and Social Enterprise  As an innovative social enterprise of the YDF, the Nazhoen Pelri Eco-Friendly Initiative in Bjemina, Thimphu is Bhutan’s first ever waste paper recycling unit that produces on average 20,000 egg trays per week from waste materials and employs recovering drug dependent youth to reintegrate them into […]

Youth Participation & Child Protection

The Youth Participation & Child Protection program enhances youth participation by providing youth with opportunities and platforms to build leadership skills and self-esteem through capacity building, trainings and participation in community development projects. Under this program, we also provide our stakeholders with the necessary knowledge and capacity to uphold child rights and protection. The program caters to the […]

Drug Education & Rehabilitation

Major changes are taking place in Bhutan. Rising rates of rural-urban migration have brought many young people off the land and into the cities, accelerating the breakdown of the extended family support system. In urban areas of Bhutan, young people must fend for themselves and they often experience alienation. Exposure to television, the Internet, and […]

Empowerment for Employment

To address the high youth unemployment rate that continues to straddle aspiring Bhutanese youth, YDF vigorously promotes skills development through training establishments like the Nazhoen Pelri Souvenir Centre, holistic community development projects like My Gakidh Village, and short term skills training in vocational trades and entrepreneurship. The Nazhoen Pelri Souvenir Center The center was established in 2005 […]


YDF’s dedicated Fundraising team focuses on raising funds for our programs both internationally and at the local level. From school clubs to ad hoc community events to crowdfunding, we strive to further the mission of our NGO.  We keep in constant contact with banking institutions for financial updates, and insure that our partners’ and donors’ […]


While the government provides universal public education for all children in Bhutan until class 10, many children still do not complete basic education. Children are often removed from school due to the socioeconomic needs of their parents. A majority of families in Bhutan depend on subsistence farming for survival, and they view more value in […]

Sponsor a Monk

In Bhutan, almost 10% of the population is part of the monastic system. The clergy plays an important role in the day-to-day lives of the Bhutanese and is a body that is well-respected by the people and an essential part of their being.   Many of the children who become monks come from economically disadvantaged […]