MANAMA- Kuwait’s “Journey of Hope” boat left Bahrain on Saturday(May 3rd,2014) heading for Doha, Qatar, wrapping up the first stop of a 22-stop overseas tour to show the world Kuwait’s special experience in caring for mentally disabled people.
The ‘Journey of Hope’ embodies Kuwaiti government and people’s care for mentally disabled people.
The journey is hoped to attract the world’s attention to the needs and potential of such a segment of the society.
“The Journey of Hope”, an expedition with a heartfelt message dedicated to bring awareness to the mentally disabled, sailed off Thursday from the shores of Marina Crescent, Salmiya. The Journey will head to Washington D.C. and return back in a 210 day-long expedition. It will stop at 19 countries and 22 ports of call.
The boat will stop in Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Greece, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, France and Britain before reaching the United States.
It will also stop in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain before returning back to Kuwait.
Over 22 celebratory events will be held at intervals in all ports en route with a view to unifying people of all cultures and religions towards a collective effort to care for and benefit those with mental disability everywhere.-KUNA