What is Chooda ?
The Chooda name comes from the Bulgarian word "чудо" that means miracle, marvel; paragon. At Chooda, we believe that moments in motion can be profoundly inspiring, whether on foot, on bicycle or any other means that allows the sun on your face and the wind at your back.
Chooda is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a vision of personal transformation and global social change. Chooda's mission is to create transformative experiences for its participants while providing much needed resources abroad. We at Chooda believe that by advocating for social justice in the world and by contributing a part of ourselves in service to others, we evolve. In this spirit, we create international adventure experiences where participants challenge themselves in a variety of ways (physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally) while having the opportunity to engage with communities for whom they have raised money and awareness and to interact with the local organizations that are working to make such social change possible. Crucial to our vision is the fostering of positive social interactions between our communities in culturally sensitive and mindful ways.
Chooda's mission is supported by three distict goals:
1. Creating meaningful, transformative personal experiences for participants.
2. Raising awareness and support of social issues through fundraising, acts of service, and community collaborations with our beneficiaries.
3. Encouraging activism by creating an umbrella under which inspired and empowered participants can go on to create change in their own communities and in the world at large.