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Kuwaiti ambassador visits Marina Ibiza with Journey of HOPE in a solidarity mission with mentally challenged people

11/07/2014

Kuwaiti ambassador visits Marina Ibiza with Journey of HOPE in a solidarity mission with mentally challenged people

Kuwaiti ambassador Dr. Sulaiman Al Harbi visits Marina Ibiza with the occasion of the arrival of Journey of HOPE, coordinated by BWA Yachting. The Kuwaiti vessel is the first one built in its country for other purposes different from war. Manned by Kuwaiti marines, Journey of HOPE travels around the world with the mission of raising awareness in society about people mentally challenged.

This solidarity trip will last seven months and is sponsored by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah Al Jabar, who has two children with Down syndrome, and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah.

The boat sailed in May from Kuwait heading to Washington DC and is scheduled to return in December of this year. Along the journey they’ll visit 39 ports in 19 countries, including Marina Ibiza. Crew members are marine forces officers and civilians, including some with special abilities that will improve their skills along this journey practicing daily activities related to work on board a vessel.

This project began in 2003, and emerged from a group of parents of children with Down syndrome, autism and other mental disabilities seeking to raise awareness about the needs and potentials, trying to remove barriers and involving them in society. In May of 2014 sailed from Kuwait this floating project that will travel through the Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea and Red Sea to reach the Atlantic Ocean and back, on an expedition of 210 days which you can follow from its web www.hopekw.org.

Marina Ibiza cooperates spreading the voice of this project which benefits millions of people around the world.