ActiveWatch & Motivation Romania organized on November 16 2010 the 1st edition of the Gala for People with Disabilities, under the title: "Hire the ability!" The Event was held at the Romanian Public Television and gathered more than 200 people - persons with disabilities, non profit, public & business sector representatives and journalists.

The first edition highlighted the immense potential of disadvantaged people who have a form of disability. It showed that they can offer Romanian society their creativity, talent, educational background and wide experience. We didn't forget those who won against their own prejudice and hired people with disabilities. Nor those who managed to bring people with disabilities in the public life, though correct accessibility or through the media materials.

For the first edition of the competition we had 99 candidates and more than 14.000 votes from the public on our website.

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