Our Vision

A global community united by empathy and shared humanity.

Our Mission

To promote personal growth, active citizenship, and intercultural understanding by developing resilience and fighting apathy (a.k.a. “Be the change”).

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Join us in empowering individuals and engaging communities to take action and bridging cultural gaps. Become a volunteer! Check our open calls!

A person’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.

About Us

Zarika Association was established in 2022 by a team of youth workers, NGO professionals, philanthropists, and educators in Bulgaria. The NGO carries out activities for public benefit, expressed in contributing to the development of children, youth and adults from Bulgaria, Europe and other countries in the world by developing personal qualities and experience, social and emotional intelligence, entrepreneurship and initiative, and promoting intercultural and international dialogue, and humanitarianism.

Our Values

Inclusivity: embracing diversity and creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all people regardless of their backgrounds or identities.

Empowerment: providing opportunities and resources to help individuals develop their skills, knowledge, and confidence so they can take positive action and make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Creativity: encouraging innovative and imaginative thinking, and exploring new ideas and approaches in non-formal education.

Collaboration: working together with partners, stakeholders, and volunteers to achieve shared goals and maximize positive impact.

Accountability: being transparent, responsible, and ethical in all activities, and ensuring that the organization is accountable to its stakeholders and communities.

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.

Our Projects

Learn about our projects and activities on local, regional and international

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Get Involved

Want to Join Us on our mission to empower minds and transform communities? Check out how you can get involved and let’s change the world together!

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Zarika Podcast

Listen to the podcast where we interview changemakers from all over the world.

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Our Story

Why did we found Zarika?
What needs and target groups do we serve? How do we want to change the world?

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