What are #YouthReps? Youth Representatives are the key components of the YIDDD body. These youth, ranging between Middle School students to employed youth, are either selected or elected from their respective organisations to lead and represent for other youth. Once elected, each Youth Rep shall serve a term of one year. During his/her tenure, Youth Reps are expected to

  • support youth voice and actively engage the youth in his/her constituency,
  • organize events and run awareness campaigns,
  • engage with decision-makers on issues that matter most to young people
  • attend and participate actively in the sessions of the YIDDD

For the 2014 pilot year, we are working with youth based in Thimphu. Our ultimate aspiration, however, is to reach out and expand YIDDD to all 20 Dzongkhags. Who are the #YouthReps? For 2014, we are pleased to have a diverse group of 19 youth serving as Youth Representatives. See who they are…and meet them!