The Bhutan Youth Development Fund (YDF) is one of Bhutan's senior civil society organizations providing support to youth. As Bhutan's leading youth organization, YDF is working to ensure that all youth have equal access to education, meaningful employment and opportunities to develop their potential.
The BYDF utilizes a cross-sectoral, integrated development approach to project implementation, working with development partners, civil society partners, government stakeholders, community stakeholders, and private sector to create, develop and sustain programmes for beneficiaries and society at large.
"A better today, a brighter tomorrow for the youth of Bhutan".
“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.”
The Bhutan Youth Development initiated the Golden Youth Award in 2005 to commemorate the 50th Birth anniversary of His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the founder of the Bhutan Youth Development Fund. The first Golden Youth Award camp was formally organized by BYDF in 2008. The Golden Youth Award is one of the flagship programs of the BYDF and the only award for the young outstanding youth in the country. The Golden Youth Award is the program recognized by His Majesty The King and it is one of the most celebrated events by youth.
GYA is a platform created to inspire and motivate the youth to excel holistically, becoming role models for their peers and community. The most outstanding person earns the title of the 'Golden Youth', receiving a scholarship to study in a prestigious college abroad.
Every year, 80 young students selected from among the brightest from 20 dzongkhags gather in Thimphu to participate in the Golden Youth Award Camp.
YOUTH & COVID -19
Selwai Melong- the mirror of clarity
'Celebrating Unity- for excellence'
Celebrating the 60 th Birth Anniversary of YDF president Gyalyum Tseyring Pem Wangchuck and 10 years of the Golden Youth Award Camp.
Honoring the birth of "The fearless and victorious Icon of the Wangchuck Dynasty- Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck"
Felicitating the 'Future of Bhutan'.