Tara Jaffar combines her eclectic academic, professional and artistic background in establishing Meryna/ مرنة as an Non-Government Organisation.
Tara’s creative practise is oriented towards community development, and she has worked under various other organisations and charities (LinkedIn profile). She trained in Classical European Theatre (MA) at Drama Centre, and other theatrical forms that instil positive social change, such as Playback and Forum theatres; she is part of London Playback Theatre Company. She is currently continuing her therapy training in Gestalt Psychotherapy (MA), from the Gestalt Centre, London, with specific interest in creative therapy techniques, particularly working with transgenerational trauma related to war and displacement. Tara originally studied Archaeological Science at Sheffield University (BSc), and Near and Middle Eastern Studies (MA) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.