Motivation Romania

Motivation Romania Foundation is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization created in 1995 to support children and adults with disabilities. Since 1995 we gave back mobility and hope in a life of fulfillment to over 18,000 children and adults with disabilities in Romania. Motivation means:

ACTIVE REHABILITATION and independent living training, WHEELCHAIR mobility and sports for persons with disabilities

Positive IMPACT, autonomy and self-confidence for youth with disabilities from the Motivation homes

WORK INCLUSION and SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL BUSINESSES that fund quality services that improve the lives of persons with disabilities in Romania.

Today, 17 regional teams provide adapted mobility equipment, counseling and independent living training. Motivation`s trainers, who are wheelchair users themselves, use their personal example and experiences to guide others towards independence.,

At the Raiffeisen Marathon, Motivation runners promote independent living for people with disabilities and their donors support projects that turn independent living into reality:

  1. Active rehabilitation and independent living for wheelchair users

This program serves persons who have recently become wheelchair users or who have not had the opportunity to learn how to be independent in a wheelchair. Training sessions at Motivation last two weeks and include independent living training, physiotherapy, counseling, accessibility support and adapted sports. Motivation trains annually at least 60 wheelchair users.

We raise funds to enable persons with spinal cord injuries to attend active rehabilitation sessions at the Motivation Training Center in Buda, Ilfov county. The cost of one session for a wheelchair user and their personal assistant is 4,300 RON, or 950 EUR.

Motivation brings the experience, specialists and determination to give back mobility and hope in a life of fulfillment to the children and adults with disabilities we serve!

Your donation makes Mobility and independent living real for one wheelchair user at a time!

  1. Make my dream come true!

Nicoleta lives at Motivation Romania Foundation since 2004. Here she discovered she likes to paint and to create jewelry. She made many friends and attended numerous Special Olympics events. Like Nicoleta, 26 other young adults with disabilities live since 2003 in the Motivation group homes in Bragadiru, Clinceni and Cornetu, Ilfov county. We give our youth the protection and warmth of a family, and access to therapies that help them discover and improve their abilities, and learn to live semi-independently.

They say it takes a village to raise a child. Give here and become part of the Motivation ”village”!

Contact us at:

Motivation Romania Foundation

No. 1 Podișor Street, Buda village, Cornetu, Ilfov county

Tel. 021-4480242, Email