The voices of the Bhutanese youths have not been ever recorded- this publication, therefore, contains individual stories and views of young peopleon wide-ranging issues pertaining to them. The Centre Bhutan Studiesconducted unstructured interviews of 209 young people across twelveDzongkhags, focusing on the individual experiences, problems and perceptions about life. This document is intended to provide the interested groups and organizations with thoughts and views of young people on a rangeof issues related to youth.In some cases, the names of these young people have been modified as toavoid any blame against them for sharing their feelings with us.
contains the youth narratives that cover various themes on youth:education, employment, family-related problems, dreams and other challenges. These narratives are recorded as related to the interviewers by therespondents. I would like to thank Tshering C. Dorji for editing this report.
includes the analysis of the narrative report. It mainly focuses on problems faced by the children of poor families in relation to education and employment. I am thankful to Yeshi Dema for doing this analysis.
contains a report based on the questionnaires survey of 942 young people in 12 Dzongkhags by Dorji Penjore. This report contains the issue of youth and their relations with the families.
Save the Children, Bhutan Program
, funded the
Youth Study Project
. TheCentre acknowledges with thanks the gracious support of Save the Children,one of the international organizations, which works towards the welfare of theBhutanese children. I would like to thank Aum Kinzang Wangmo, Lopen D.BGalley and other staff of the Save the Children, Bhutan.