Journey of “Hope”

The Journey of Hope is a ship which sailed from Kuwait carrying  a global humanitarian message for the benefit of the mentally challenged.  The aim of the journey is to bring into light Kuwait’s contributions and advances in special needs care, bringing international awareness to the Country’s initiative as a whole.


Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait a sailing expedition began from  Kuwait on the 1st of May 2014.


The origin of the idea was conceived by a group of parents with successful experiences dealing with their mentally disabled children of the categories of Down Syndrome, Autism, and other mental conditions since 2003. The group concluded that their message needed to be made worldwide and wish to crown their initiative with a global expedition.


In 2014 The “Journey of Hope “ visited 39 countries 19 ports


The “ Journey of Hope”  arrived in Athens on the 31st of August at Alimos Port and will leave Athens on the 4th of September.


On the 2nd of September a cocktail reception at  7:00 p.m. – 9:00o.m. was held by the Embassy in their honour.

Spyros, Kostas and Iriana from the Center for Special Needs “Hara”, attended the event.