Emily Mabusela

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Emily Mabusela is the Manager of the Youth Violence Prevention Programme of the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation. "Her passion in the development sector was ignited while volunteering as a community media activist in her student life when she was amongst the founding members of Durban Youth Radio in the mid nineties. She to date has been working formally in the youth development sector for a period spanning over eight years. In this period she has conceptualised, implemented and managed youth focal projects across South Africa in structured learning environments, communities, and government institutions. Emily started her career in 2000 initiating youth centres for Planned Parenthood Association of South Africa (PPASA), moving on to being a refugee life-skills coordinator in the same organization. She joined the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2003 to initiate and manage the Campus HIV and AIDS support unit(s), which was aimed at providing a safe space discourse and action against HIV and AIDS. Prior to joining CSVR Emily served as the Youth Advocacy Advisor in the Integrated Primary Health Care Project (IPHC). Emily is currently pursuing a Masters in Sociology with UNISA and holds degrees in nursing and Honours in Social Sciences from the University of Natal." [1]

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  1. Management Team, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, accessed April 8, 2010.