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 […]


Bhutan Youth Development Fund invites interested individuals to apply for the vacant post of Assistant Programme Officer latest by 18th April, 2024 before 1600 Hours through the given link below: Announcement ToR for Assistant Programme Officer  

National Innovation Challenge 2024

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Students from 14 schools pitched their social innovation ideas at the National Innovation Challenge, last Thursday in Thimphu to win funding to scale up their ideas. The National Innovation Challenge 2024 concluded last Friday with Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School in Thimphu and Khamdang Lower Secondary School from Trashi Yangtse as the ultimate champions in the […]

Love from the IMTRAT

The Little Sparks of Nazhoen Pelri School is excited to receive a wheelchair, stretcher, and a first aid box for each class from the first lady, Ms. Archana Mishra, distinguished spouse of Commandant, IMTRAT, Thimphu, last Wednesday. We extend our heartiest gratitude and pray for her unrelenting benevolence. She shared her enthusiasm and zeal to […]

16th Golden Youth Award

The Golden Youth Award, one of the flagship programs of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund, is a prestigious platform for outstanding students in the country to inspire and motivate excellence among the youth. The exciting and engaging weeklong 16th Golden Youth Award Camp, which began on 17th March propelled by the overarching vision of Developed […]

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

β€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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