153 students sign Bhutan’s first Children’s Parliament Constitution

-June 23, 2015
Children Parliament 2 June

It has been nine months since 15 year old Sangay Chophel from Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School became the Gross National Happiness Captain for his school. With this new responsibility, he has been monitoring issues such as school environment cleanliness and substance abuse among others. Sangay was the second highest voted candidate during the Democracy Club […]

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MoLHR and UNDP engage over 1,900 people through online game “Youth@Work” in Bhutan

-January 7, 2015

5 December 2014, Thimphu – After three weeks of inspiring discussions with over 1,900 registered participants, the top three winning causes of online game “Youth@Work Bhutan” have finally been determined. The online game led by the Ministry for Labour and Human Resources and UNDP Bhutan proved to be an educational, yet exciting way to get […]

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Youth Initiative: bringing democracy into local action

-October 6, 2014
yiddd meeting

“Youth Initiative” (YI) is a pilot project initiated by Bhutanese youth and led by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy since late 2013. The YI has engaged a group of twenty young people in Thimphu to train them on democratic debate, active citizenship, communication and advocacy skills. After the 10-day training in January, the […]

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Can playing games reduce youth unemployment?

-September 16, 2014
group work phunts

UNDP in Bhutan with partners is working on an unusual – and innovative – way to address youth unemployment: using online and offline games to help young people appreciate different types of jobs, also those which are not currently attractive in Bhutan. In short, the youth unemployment gamification project intends to change the tone of […]

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Police Youth Partnership Programme

-September 5, 2014

Evidence shows that limited job options for urban youth during school breaks are directly linked to an increase in crime rates. The Police-Youth Partnership Programme (PYPP), an initiative by the Royal Bhutan Police which is supported by UNICEF, is a proactive policing programme aimed at addressing youth related crimes in Bhutan and capitalizing on the […]

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