The Inamori Ethics Prize is awarded to honor not just scholars but the doers of the world and those showing ethical leadership in their fields.
Camp Courage will not only touch hearts and minds through trauma and laughter, but we hope it will spread awareness of the deep scars of war and demonstrate the unwavering resilience of those who dare to share their stories.
Milana and Olga’s connection with Mountain Seed began in the early days of the invasion when they participated in our art healing programs designed for refugees.
For those facing similar challenges, my first piece of advice is to definitely go to the mountains and climb your way to the top. Mountains heal.
At the Healing Base Camp climbing program in Kaprun, the series of climbs remind the children and mothers of how powerful and capable they are, and offer daily challenges that allow for personal growth and confidence building in a very short period of time.
As the sun cast its golden rays over the Healing Base Camp, Yeva(5) paused for a moment and joined their voices with her father in a rendition of “Oi u luzi chervona kalyna” (Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow), a cherished Ukrainian folk song about a small bush native throughout Ukraine called the Viburnum.
Each mother and child achieved mental and physical summits that they will carry with them forever. They overcame fears, found peace within themselves, and established a community that will reach far beyond their time in the mountains.
Healing Base Camp is a place where hope flourishes like sunflowers, and the indomitable human spirit prevails against all odds.
At Healing Base Camp, we are committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment, where participants can explore their inner resilience and discover a transformative path towards healing. It is a place where hope blossoms like sunflowers, and where the human spirit triumphs against all odds.