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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 23/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Kuwait's "Journey of Hope" boat arrived in the Tunisian Port Yasmine Marina, in the city of Hammamet on Sunday in a new stop of a 22-stop overseas tour to show world Kuwait's special experience in caring for mentally disabled people.

The boat was received at the port by Kuwait's Ambassador Fahad Ahmad Al-Awadi, Consul Dakheel Khurainej, several other embassy officials, Head of Tunisian union for aid of mentally-disabled people (UTAIM) Hesham bin Nasser and Head of Port Yasmine Marina and a crowd of ordinary people.

"We are proud of our sons who are partaking in this important journey," Ambassador Al-Awadi told KUNA on the sidelines of the reception ceremony.

"This journey, which is supported by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, conveys a message to the world about the need to heeding the needs of his important segment of the society." He stated that special reception of the boat reflects the strong people-to-people relations between the two countries.

For his part, Hesham bin Nasser welcomed the Kuwaiti journey.

He went on to say that "This pioneering initiative shows great ability of mentally disabled people to integrate into the society.

The "Journey of Hope" boat's 22-stop overseas tour is meant to show world Kuwait's special experience in caring for mentally disabled people.

The Journey heads to Washington D.C. and will return back in 210 day-long expedition. It will stop in 19 countries and 22 ports of call.

Over 22 celebratory events are 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 intellectual disability everywhere.


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)

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