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 their own communities.
Hundreds of youth across 20 villages in Toep Gewog, Punakha are participating in equitable, sustainable socio-economic development through community empowerment, employment and income generation opportunities. The project now includes:
- Community-based eco-tourism trails
- Comfortable homestays run by local young people
- Various livelihood initiatives include tea production and more
We welcome you to “My Gakidh Village” for an enjoyable and nourishing journey along the historic trail of Lam Drukpa Kinley, hosted by local youth and families!
You can now book homestays at My Gakidh Village online: http://www.communitytourism.bt/my-gakidh-village