The Tarim Network is a registered charity based in London, United Kingdom (Charity No. 1184295). We are a family of passionate individuals creating a platform to unite, inspire and advance the Uyghur youth community around the world. Our mission is to create a global Uyghur youth community that inspires and cultivates excellence while providing cultural and social enrichment for its members.
CONNECT & UNITE
Through an interactive social media community and targeted youth events
MOTIVATE & INSPIRE
Through recognising young Uyghur achievements and interviewing successful Uyghurs in our podcast
EDUCATE & ADVANCE
Through online classes and seminars targeting needs in the youth community
On an ordinary day in early 2018, our co-founders found themselves discussing a music project for Uyghurs – a potential way to spread awareness about our people. It was clear from the get-go that they shared an interest in developing an understanding of Uyghur culture and identity while helping Uyghur youth.
They also shared the experience of living away from their homeland – one in Great Britain, with a tiny Uyghur community, and the other in Australia, with one of the biggest populations of Uyghurs in the West.
After many conversations spanning days, nights and blurred time zones, a more ambitious task was set: a global Uyghur youth community that was rooted in cultural values yet incorporated the advances of modern society.
A platform that encouraged us to be better connected across geographies and promoted a deeper understanding of Uyghur language, religion, history and all the different components that define a culture.
With the recruitment of a team to help build it and with the advice, support and encouragement of friends and family, the Tarim Network became the implementation of that idea, and we believe everyone has a place and a role within it.
"I'm passionate about this project because after speaking to Uyghur youth around the world I've found that it's something many of us want to create - so lets build it together. I want Tarim Network to become an oasis for Uyghurs and a centre of social, cultural, and intellectual trade for all who come across it."
"I was driven by the need to create and build something for our community that I felt was missing. My goal is to empower every single young Uyghur to shine and feel a part of the Tarim Network family."
"I have been working on the Tarim Network to give a platform for the younger generation of diaspora Uyghurs all over the world with little access or those with an interest in their cultural and people - all of the things I wish I had when I was growing up."
"I see the Tarim Network as a great platform to grow individuals and add value to everyone in the community. I felt a need to take part so I could offer a diverse perspective and help guide the Tarim Network to be a holistic and outward looking organisation."
Archi Wallace Griffin