Mustafa was a free-spirited, compassionate, and sensitive person. He felt deeply for marginalised people and for those living in deprivation or inequality. He saw no barriers of race, class, gender, or religion. He was an expressive and highly creative person, with a love for music, art, writing, and laughter. Mustafa found solace and comfort in the arts. He strongly believed in the value of free self-expression and open communication, always seeking to connect in meaningful ways with people around him.
Mustafa passed away in March 2012, at the age of 29. He had suffered from chronic depression for most of his adult life.
Kamynu symbolises an important time that brought people close to Mustafa together in his honour. In the final months of his life, he had been planning to hike across the Camino de Santiago, a historic pilgrimage trail in Spain that people often take today as a spiritual trip or a form of healing. In his honour, some of his close circle of friends and family chose to take the trip together that same year, hiking across a section of the trail over several days. Kamynu serves as a reminder of that memorable trip and the qualities embodied by the Camino, and its significance reflects the objectives of the Kamynu Trust’s work: improving mental health and wellbeing.