Sam and Sarah. You can do more than you think! – comics that support the inclusion of children with disabilities

Sam and Sarah. You can do more than you think! – comics that support the inclusion of children with disabilities

Motivation Romania Foundation announces the launch of the comic book “Sam and Sarah: You can do more than you think”. This material aims to support the inclusion of children with disabilities, via the story of two children using wheelchairs, who must find their way in a world with many barriers.

The book addresses topics such as self-confidence, perseverance, overcoming boundaries, and playing together, thereby helping children using wheelchairs to develop their skills, and showing children without disabilities that those with disabilities them can participate in all kinds of activities as well.

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“Sam and Sarah: You Can Do More Than You Think” is available for free in electronic format. The book can be accessed from the MotiActiv app, available for free in the App Store and Google Play, or by email, upon request. The printed copies will be distributed free of charge at activities carried out by Motivation Romania Foundation.

The comics were made by K-J Projects Unlimited Abilities and were originally published in the Netherlands, based on an idea by Paralympic champion K-J van de Klooster, with text and illustrations by Arie van Vliet and Paul Reichenbach. The story of the two is inspired by the experience of K-J Projects in working with children with disabilities.

The Romanian translation and the publication of the comics were possible in the project “Advocacy for community access for wheelchair users”. Within the same project, Motivation developed the iOS version of the MotiActiv app and ensured its connection with the app Panoul de Bord, an effective tool for reporting violations of the rights of people with disabilities. In the project, Motivation also published a guide on the rights of wheelchair users, accessible free of charge, in electronic format, on the website

The project “Advocacy for community access for wheelchair users” is carried out by Motivation Romania Foundation in partnership with Segoia Association, with the financial support of Active Citizens Fund Romania, a program funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. It aims to support the social inclusion of people with disabilities by improving the mobility and health of wheelchair users.

More information about the project can be found by accessing the link and rights matter/.

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About Active Citizens Fund Romania
The Active Citizens Fund Romania programme is funded through the EEA Grants 2014-2021. The overall objective of the Grants is to reduce economic and social disparities, and to strengthen bilateral relations between 15 beneficiary countries and the Donor States (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). The programme is administered by a consortium composed of Civil Society Development Foundation, Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation, Resource Center for Roma Communities, PACT Foundation and Frivillighet Norge, acting as Fund Operator designated by FMO – Financial Mechanism Office of the EEA and Norway Grants. The objectives of the Active Citizens Fund Romania are to strengthen civil society and active citizenship and to empower vulnerable groups. With a total allocation of 46,000,000 euro, the programme pursues a long-term development of the civil society sector sustainability and capacity, stepping up its role in promoting democratic participation, active citizenship and human rights, while strengthening bilateral relations with organizations from the Donor States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. For more information about the Active Citizens Fund in Romania, please go to www.activecitizensfund.en. For more information about the EEA and Norway Grants, go to

About Motivation Romania Foundation
Motivation Romania Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 1995 to support children and adults with disabilities. The services offered cover a wide range of needs, from assessment and adapted equipment for different types of mobility disabilities, to active recovery and training for independent living with a wheelchair instructor, advice for spaces accessibility and adapted sports. So far, Motivation has restored freedom of movement and hope in a fulfilled life for more than 25,800 people with disabilities in Romania. More information on www.motivation.en.

About Segoia Association
Segoia Association is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, created in 2017, concerned with the development of civil society, promotion of democratic values, open government and citizen involvement through technology. More information on:

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