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250 for YOUth

  1. 1. Why 250 for YOU th ? A presentation by the Bhutan You th Development Fund, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>How many of us have really sat back and thought about people who are less fortunate than us? </li></ul><ul><li>Let us look at the facts and realize how many people in this world, in our own country, are less fortunate than us? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>One-fourth of the world's 550 million working poor are young </li></ul><ul><li>some 130 million young people are not able to lift themselves and their families above the US$1 a day poverty line. </li></ul><ul><li>Some 88 million young people, aged 15 to 24, are out of work. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ilo.org/wow/Articles/lang--en/WCMS_081340/index.htm </li></ul>Did you know that in the world. . .
  4. 4. Did you know that here in Bhutan . . . <ul><li>23.3% of the population barely earn Nu.1100 per month - which means one in every four people live under the national poverty line. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly half of our children are undernourished. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 3.96% of the total country’s population are disabled. </li></ul>
  5. 5. They deserve our attention and together we can change their lives . . .
  6. 6. YDF was established in 1999, by the Royal command of His Majesty the 4 th, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, to meet the needs of young people. Since then, under the leadership of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Pem Wangchuck, we have been able to touch the lives of many young people in Bhutan.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Imagine being born in the remote corners of the country to an economically disadvantaged family… </li></ul><ul><li>Many would not even think of studying abroad. </li></ul><ul><li>Sangay Tempa from Pemagatshel dared to dream. </li></ul>Sangay Tempa
  8. 8. <ul><li>In 2010, Sangay attended the Golden Youth Camp and received the title ‘Golden Youth’ of the year. </li></ul><ul><li>He will soon leave for the Netherlands to study in one of the best schools in the world and is excited and happy. </li></ul>“ My life has been transformed.”
  9. 9. <ul><li>Slide three: </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that in our country? </li></ul><ul><li>Almost quarter of the entire population in Bhutan live under the national poverty line with barely Nu.1100/- a month. Which means one in every four people in our country live under the national poverty line </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly half of our children do not enough to eat in the country… </li></ul><ul><li>An overwhelming 37% of our children are stunting (stunting is caused by nutritional deficiencies over a long period of time), 4.6% of them are wasting a condition of acute malnutrition, causes body fat and tissue to “waste” away, or to degenerate. </li></ul><ul><li>Over all only half of the total population is literate in our country… </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010 the total numbers of youth who are unemployed were… out of this… </li></ul><ul><li>They deserve our attention.. Otherwise how else are we going to achieve Gross national happiness, the vision of your dear monarchs…. </li></ul>YOUth like to be nurtured. They like responsibilities and they enjoy being together. Young Volunteers in Action (Y-VIA) brings together over 750 youth from all over the country who share a common dream of making the nation proud. They are productive and make significant differences in their community. They are the future and they are learning by doing…
  10. 10. Tandin Gyeltshen Imagine a little boy of seven begging on the streets of Thimphu? Many of us think such adversaries don’t exist. Tandin was spotted begging on the street a few months ago . . .
  11. 11. <ul><li>We saw his picture in the paper and he now receives a scholarship from YDF. He goes to Jigme Loesel Primary School here in Thimp[hu </li></ul><ul><li>His life changed. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Can we see the talents of people with disabilities? </li></ul><ul><li>What comes to most of our minds when we see someone who cannot walk or talk on their own? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Presentation script <ul><li>Her Majesty the Queen Mother came across Pema on her tour of Eastern Bhutan of 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Pema waited in the sun all day to offer Her Majesty a present. </li></ul><ul><li>He makes the most beautiful carvings - and he does it with his toes. </li></ul><ul><li>Today, after attending the training at the Zorig Chusum, </li></ul><ul><li>He will soon open a show room in Thimphu to sell his carvings. </li></ul>Pema
  14. 14. <ul><li>How many of us spend money everyday on things that we don’t necessarily need? </li></ul><ul><li>How many of us think that the same amount we spend on these things could change someone’s life? </li></ul><ul><li>YOU can educate or help a child with a disability to feel a part of society with the same amount of money that you regularly spend when taking your kids out to a restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>Help addicts overcome their disease and become productive citizens with less than the amount you would typically spend going out. </li></ul><ul><li>Just think of the differences you can make! </li></ul>We can make a difference . . .
  15. 15. <ul><li>You can sponsor a youth in any one of our programs by contributing nu. 250 per month. </li></ul><ul><li>Let us together be the forces of change in the lives of people who are in need and together build the future of our nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Commit NOW! </li></ul>Sponsor a you th TODAY
  16. 16. Thank You for your commitment!!