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


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


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 […]

YDF Quarterly Report 2023

YDF Quarterly Report 2023   The Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) is pleased to share with you the YDF Quarterly Report (January-March), 2023.   We thank everyone for your unstinted support and look forward to your continuing support.

Selected candidate for YDF-RTC Scholarship 2023

The Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) is pleased to announce the selected candidate for the YDF-RTC Need-Based Scholarship 2023. Congratulations to the scholarship recipient! Sl# RTC Application Number Name CID REMARKS 1 123555 Pema Dorji 11105002922 Selected

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

โ€œThe 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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