YDF pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dent on seven day visit to In­dia

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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gya­lyum Tsh­er­ing Pem Wangchuck, pres­i­dent of YDF, and Her Royal High­ness Ashi Chimi Yang­zom Wangchuck, vice pres­i­dent of YDF, are on a seven-day visit to New Delhi, In­dia from 26 April-5 May 2015.

Dur­ing the visit to New Delhi Her Majesty and Her High­ness met with Pres­i­dent - Mr. Uday Khemka - of part­ner non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion `Youthreach last Thurs­day.

The YDF’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with In­dian NGO Youth reach started in 2012 af­ter YDF be­came a mem­ber of In­ter­na­tional Youth Foun­da­tion. The `Pass­port to Suc­cess: A Life Skills’ Pro­gram is the main col­lab­o­ra­tive project be­tween YDF and Youthreach at the mo­ment. The dis­cus­sions be­tween YDF and Youthreach in­cluded the pos­si­bil­ity of ex­plor­ing fur­ther ar­eas of col­labo- ra­tion in strength­en­ing YDF’s pro­gram in liveli­hood skills, youth lead­er­ship, men­tor­ship and vol­un­teerism pro­grams.

Her Majesty and Her High­ness also vis­ited the `Youth Em­pow­er­ment Suc­cess’ project at Lal Kaun cen­ter and in­ter­acted with the girls at the cen­ter. The Lal Kaun cen­ter fa­cil­i­tates work readi­ness pro­grams for young girls from ru­ral ar­eas and aims at em­pow­er­ing them through ed­u­ca­tion and life skills devel­op­ment.

The YDF has been work­ing in the area of youth devel­op­ment since 1999 and is one of the first civil so­ci­eties to be reg­is­tered in Bhutan. Since its estab­lish­ment, YDF has been able to reach and make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of many young peo­ple through its main pro­grams: youth par­tic­i­pa­tion and child pro­tec­tion, em­pow­er­ment for em­ploy­ment, drug ed­u­ca­tion, pre­ven­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, and schol­ar­ships.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gya­lyum Tsh­er­ing Pem Wangchuck, pres­i­dent of YDF, with the Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs Min­is­ter of In­dia Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on April 30,2015. ( Pic cour­tesy : Min­istry of Ex­ter­nal Af­fairs , In­dia )

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