About

Meryna is incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 as a private Company Limited by Guarantee, and the situation of its registered office is in England and Wales.

Meryna was founded by British-Iraqi artist and creative practitioner, Tara Jaffar, in response to the growing need for post-war rehabilitation in the Middle East, as well as finding ways of integrating generations of migrants, who may struggle in establishing their sense of identity and belonging. Meryna is a non-religious and non-political organisation, with a team from a diverse range of backgrounds, both culturally and professionally.

Meryna is a not-for-profit organisation, registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee (Reg No. 9342714), and functions as an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO), with legal representation from Hewitsons team of solicitors.

Meryna’s company objects (below in blue), with additional organisational aims, are clarified in these two paragraphs:

“To promote social inclusion, health and wellbeing for the public benefit principally in the UK, Europe and Middle East, in particular by promoting initiatives which involve creative and therapeutic arts, education and training. Meryna will work with all people to promote these objects and in particular communities who are socially excluded as a result of war, displacement and associated trauma.”

“To support professional development, policy and academic research relating to community cohesion, integration and the concept of ‘resilience’, as well as other topics relating to Meryna national and international projects. To support fine art and performance pieces which are devised or inspired by cultural diversity and its relevant social issues, helping those pieces to reach a wider global audience.”

 

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