Educate

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

Employ

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

Empower

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 […]

Status of Scholarship Beneficiaries under YDF’s Scholarship program

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, YDF created a group chat on Facebook to check on our students studying abroad (Students are also being contacted on an individual level through the different medium). Rest assured, all our students are safe. Most of our students are back home and being quarantined in the quarantine facilities and a couple of them are on […]

The Golden Youth Award Camp 2019

The 12th Golden Youth Award Camp 14th July 2019 (From Left is the 12th Golden Youth Award Camp winner, Ms.Palden Tshering Yangchen, next is Mr.Sonam Tenzin Wangchuk and His Honourable Prime Minister, Dr.Lotay Tshering, from right is Ms.Sonam Tshomo and Ms.Tshering Yangchen Lhamo.) The ten days of GYA program came to a successful happy ending on the 14th of July after Ms.Palden Tshering Yangchen of Drukgyel Central School, Paro was crowned as the […]

About Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked country roughly the size of Switzerland, with a population of approximately 7,50,000. 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 […]

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

“The 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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