The 11th Golden Youth Award Camp

  Celebrating Unity – for Excellence The 11th Golden youth award camp was held from 5th to 15th July 2018 in capital. 80 participants from all over the country participated in the camp. They were the brightest students of class 10 from their Dzongkhags who were selected trough series of selection interviews both at school […]

The Golden Youth Award Camp 2018

Celebrating Unity Camp date: 5th to 15th July 2018 Venue: YDF Nazhoen Pelri and Institute of Wellbeing It is thirteen years since the Bhutan Youth Development Fund launched the Golden Youth Award commemorating the 50th birth anniversary of His Majesty the King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The Golden Youth Award is a platform created to inspire and […]

YDF-LPU Scholarship Announcement

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce availability of ONE slot of 100% tuition fee waiver scholarship and TWO slots of 50% tuition fee waiver scholarships to study in Lovely Professional University, in Punjab, India. The scholarships offered are in the field of BBA and B.A programs. The candidate must have scored minimum […]

YDF-Genesis Scholarship Announcement 2018

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund is pleased to announce availability of ONE slot of 100% scholarship to study in Genesis Global School in Noida, India. The Scholarship is for students who wish to study in Genesis Global School from grade VI, VII, VIII, IX & XI. Annual fee structure for 100% scholarship Class 6-8 (IB) […]

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 […]