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Motivation was established in 1995 and since then it has been providing support to children and youth with disabilities in Romania.

Our initiatives and successes have recommended us in 2002 to the international alliance IMPACT International (with member organizations for people with disabilities from the United States, Great Britain, Germany and Norway), who invited us to develop a project of deinstitutionalization of children with disabilities in Romania.In 2008, the organization Shaw Trust, one of the largest providers of employment services for people with disabilities in the UK, proposed us to become partners to jointly develop sustainable support services for people with disabilities in Romania.

We are also members of the Federations ANCOR and Workability Europe, and since 2004 we are affiliated to the International Tennis Federation’s wheelchair tennis program.

Since 1995, Motivation Romania brought back freedom of movement and hope in a life of fulfillments to over 14,500 children and adults with disabilities.

The services we offer cover a wide range of needs of children and adults with disabilities, from equipment suitable for different types of mobility disabilities, in rehabilitation therapy and independent living training, with an instructor in the wheelchair.

Our programs focus on social, educational and professional inclusion through consultancy for accessibility, by facilitating employment of people with disabilities, through day center services or leisure activities such as adapted sports or cultural events.

One of our most important initiatives was to develop the community care services for children with disabilities from state-run institutions. Since January 2003, through the Impact program we transferred 37 children with disabilities from Tancabesti Placement Center (Ilfov). Of these, 27 live in Motivation group-homes.

We have developed for our children medical and psychological rehabilitation services, a day center and an occupational workshop. We provide educational support in our own day center, as well as in public special and mainstream schools. We organize camps and other activities designed to bring the lives of our young children closer to those of a true family.

Motivation Romania Foundation is not affiliated with any religious group or political party, either formally or informally.

To develop sustainable programs improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Romania.

We want to see Motivation become the regional leader in social inclusionof people with disabilities through actions leading to an independent and active life for them and to attitude changes among people with and without disabilities from the community. We also see Motivation become the expertise provider for similar organizations in Romania and East Europe.

Transparency, Responsibility, Trust

  • To facilitate the access of people with disabilities in East Europe to quality mobility equipments for truly independent living.
  • To support the supply of sustainable local services for people with disabilities.
  • To facilitate independence and access to rights for people with disabilities.
  • To increase community participation in service provision for this group.