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Despina Louvia
Youth Social Worker

Despina Louvia works for “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center , at the Organization’s shelter, as a Social Worker.

Despina holds a bachelor degree in Social Work from the European University of Cyprus.  During her undergraduate studies she was actively involved in different internship programs.  Despina’s first internship was in the after school children's center of Nicosia Multi-Dynamic Municipal Center.  During her second internship, which was available only for undergraduate students who were successfully meeting academic criteria, Despina worked as a Social Worker at Cyta Cyprus Telecommunication. 

Her bachelor thesis focused on child abuse and the social worker's role in preventing and eliminating abuse.

Despina holds a master's degree in Youth and Community work from Manchester Metropolitan University, which is accredited by the National Youth Agency and recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee.  During her masters degree, she had the opportunity to work with different youth groups, such as Roma young people in the Levenshulme Youth Project.  Her master's thesis addressed discrimination of Roma young people  in Manchester and more specifically in Levenshulme and how Youth and Community can promote equality and social inclusion. 

Despina is a highly motivated enthusiastic person who sees her role as a Social Worker an opportunity to positively effect the future of children and young people.