Working with World Vision Australia

It is my profound joy to share with you that I am working with World Vision Australia in the media team on a full time three month contract.

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I have taken on this position as of May 25th 2015 and it is a wonderful opportunity. I’m working with incredible people in the media team to share the incredible work of World Vision Australia.

During this time, I will still be running my business Lovelly Communications in a low key manner. Please do feel free to contact me about your marketing, PR and social media needs for contracts beginning in the near future or further down the track.

I will continue to be a member of the World Vision Blog Ambassador team and to share my experiences in the field when visiting with World Vision in various countries. I will also be continuing my sponsorship of Kamala in Nepal through the child sponsorship program at World Vision Australia. I have been sponsoring children through World Vision for 10 years and this is a program I plan to support both personally and professionally for a long time to come.

This is a declaration that all views are my own shared on my blog and social media channels.

Thank you to everyone for their support in taking on this role. It’s an incredible opportunity to work for a cause and an organization I am truly passionate about.

Written by Emma Lovell, Director Lovelly Communications and owner “The Traveller Em” blog. 

$2015 in 2015 for World Vision Australia

World Vision Australia is a charity I passionately support and am proud to be a blog ambassador for. In 2015, I vow to raise $2015 for this incredible organisation. Funds raised will go towards the Hope Street Children Project to support vulnerable street kids in Tanzania with education, care and protection.

You can sponsor me here: https://2015in2015.everydayhero.com/au/emma-lovell

I’ve visited my sponsor child in Tanzania and seen the amazing work of World Vision in Uganda recently on a blog ambassador trip. The work they do is valid, valuable and essential! Every little bit we can do from here can do great things over there!

Meeting Lazaro in Tanzania in 2008
Meeting Lazaro in Tanzania in 2008

You can read more about the amazing work already delivered by the project and Ikrison’s passion for education here: http://www.worldvision.com.au/Issues/Transforming_Lives___Child_Sponsorship/ikrisons-passion-for-education.aspx

 

For fun, I’m suggesting donations of $20.15. If I get 100 donations of this exact amount, I’ll reach my target in no time! If you want to give more, or you can only afford less, that is also great. Every $$ counts!

Photo: Suzy Sainovski/World Vision
Photo: Suzy Sainovski/World Vision

Photo taken on 2014 #WVAbloggers tour to Uganda with World Vision Australia. 

 

The friendly faces of Uganda on #WVAbloggers tour

Meeting the people of Uganda was by far the best part of our #WVAbloggers tour in Uganda in November. I was flown over to visit the projects in Uganda that World Vision Australia is working on there.

It was a pleasure to travel to Uganda with three amazing women. Three World Vision staff and the awesome blogger, Eden Riley. Lou Acheson, who was the wonderful woman we communicated with when organising trip and a social media whizz at World Vision. Lou has provided me with these amazing images of the moments we had there meeting the people. Because it’s the people that are most important, it’s the people we are there to help, and it’s the people who have the stories.

The cry of “WELLCOME” whenever we arrived somewhere brought joy to our hearts. Well -come is how it’s pronounced in Uganda. You are WELL-come. You really sincerely felt that. Everyone wants to shake your hand, tell you their story or even way hello if they’re a little further away. It’s strange going into a community on the other side of the world, you are an outsider and you are well aware of it. But in Uganda, this is not a problem, they genuinely and sincerely mean it and want to show you what impact World Vision has had for them.

From Vocational training skills workshops of sewing classes, to hairdressing salons run by students of the skills workshops. Walking between projects and children on the street wanted to say hello. I loved sitting with these people and being able to just chat and learn about their way of life.

On my final day of visits, we were with a sub county group. The local project manager introduced us as visitors from Australia. He quickly corrected himself and said “They are actually no longer visitors. In Uganda, if someone stays for more than one day, they are no longer a visitor. They are home.” My eyes filled with tears at this lovely welcome once again in Uganda and made me terribly sad that my visit was so short.

The stories, the smiles and the hope that I saw in these communities will stay with me for a long long time. Here are just a few photos that stood out from Lou Acheson’s snaps.

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Thank you to Lou Acheson from World Vision Australia for capturing these lovely moments.

You can experience what it’s like to help those in communities such as this by sponsoring a child:

Learn more about how Sponsorship works here:

Follow my journey with World Vision Australia in Uganda on a number of channels:

#tag: #WVAbloggers

Instagram: @Lovellyem

Twitter: @Lovellyinc

Blog: www.travellerem.com

Facebook. www.facebook.com/lovellycommunications

World Vision Blog Ambassador travelling to Uganda

It is my great privilege to announce that in November, I will travel to Uganda with World Vision Australia to blog about their projects and the work they are doing with communities there.

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Here is the article from World Vision about the amazing adventure to come.
http://blog.worldvision.com.au/world-vision-australia-blog-ambassador-trip-2014/

I’ve been sponsoring children with World Vision  for 10 years. It’s been an incredible experience and I got to also visit my sponsor child Lazaro in Tanzania. It was a day that changed my life. I’ve also been to Cambodia as a Tour Leader for Inspired Adventures and an amazing team of people who fundraised more than $80,000 for World Vision Australia. We had the opportunity then to visit a project and see the work of World Vision in Cambodia and what they are doing with communities there.

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In 2015, I’m planning to trek to Everest Base Camp with World Vision and have already raised more than $4000. All information is here, https://everest2015.everydayhero.com/au/emma-takes-on-the-best-trek-everest. Stay tuned for more posts and you can see posts about this adventure already on The Traveller Em website. We are going with Inspired Adventures and you can track us at #EverestBaseCampTrek2015

This will be such an incredible experience to see another project of World Vision Australia and learn about the needs of the communities in Uganda. I can’t wait to share this information via my Social Media channels and blog writing. I truly believe through education and understanding, we can do things to make a difference.

meeting Lazaro

Here are a few other blogs I’ve written about World Vision an my experiences in the past:

https://travellerem.com/2014/08/18/a-letter-to-my-world-vision-sponsor-child-in-nepal/

https://travellerem.com/2014/05/18/training-walks-for-everest-on-the-lovelly-world-tour-2014/

https://travellerem.com/2014/10/28/the-ebola-hype-lets-get-the-facts-and-see-how-we-can-help/

https://travellerem.com/2011/08/17/flashbacks-to-africa/

https://travellerem.com/2010/09/29/farewell-to-my-lazaro/

https://travellerem.com/2009/10/16/sponsor-a-child-change-lives/

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You can follow the World Vision Australia updates at the following sites:

Blog: http://blog.worldvision.com.au/
Instagram: @worldvisionaus
Twitter: @WorldVisionAus
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldVisionAustralia

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To see what Lovelly Communications and Emma Lovell are writing and sharing, visit:

Blog Travels: https://travellerem.com/blog/
Blog Lovelly: http://lovellycommunications.com/the-goss/
Instagram: @lovellyem
Twitter: @lovellyinc
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lovellycommunications

5 things to know when starting your own business

I’ve been running my own business now for almost 5 years. In various capacities, shapes and forms this business has grown and developed to what it is today. I’ve not ever worked officially a full time job and this is what I do – Run my business.

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I’ve learnt a thing or two along the way – sometimes the hard way and sometime through the kind guidance of others but this is what I would like to share with you.

The 5 thing that are good to know when you are thinking of starting your own business.

  1. Just do it! If you have a dream, an idea or a plan… the first step is starting. The rest just happens in time. You have to just start!
  2. Communication is everything. The way you communicate with people on all forms of media needs to be timely but also personable. Discussing issues early, talking about your expectations and generally having a dialogue with people you work with is so important. Communication will help in building relationships. I thought it so important I included it in the business name!
  3. Patience is a virtue.
  4. Shameless self promotion is a must! I know it can seem as though your big noting yourself but honestly, if you aren’t even able to talk about you, who will!
  5. Celebrate the little wins. When you work on your own business, it can feel like a constant uphill battle. Stop sometimes, acknowledge what you’ve achieved and celebrate when you do something well. Set up a Facebook page – have a glass of champagne. Get your business cards printed-  buy a cupcake. Land your first client – get a manicure! Whatever it is, enjoy the business rollercoaster!

time to follow your passion

Written by Lovelly Communciations Director, Emma Lovell.
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Arthur’s Seat in Scotland Training walk – Lovelly World Tour 2014 Photos

Incredible views for my last #trainingwalk for #everestbasecamptrek2015 on #lovellyworldtour2014! 13km around #edinburgh & up Arthur’s Seat! Some nice steep bits & changing weather conditions. Just beautiful via Instagram http://ift.tt/1uE822w

Lovelly World Tour 2014 Photos

Smiling at the kindness of strangers. This coat belongs to a gorgeous Nepalese girl staying in my hostel room. Upon hearing I was off to buy a coat to brave the cold #edinburgh weather, she lent this to me! We had only met 2 minutes before!!! Dhanyavad! What a beautiful soul! Can’t wait to head to Nepal again in March! The hospitality of their people always blows me away! #lovellyworldtour2014 via Instagram http://ift.tt/1Bb0m9r

Lovelly World Tour 2014 Photos

Pretty awesome to walk out of your hostel and find a #castle!! #edfringe #edinburghcastle #lovellyworldtour2014 via Instagram http://ift.tt/Vg905u

Happy 40th Country to me!! Lovelly World Tour 2014 Photos

Thank you #Serbia!! What a beautiful country and such lovely people! You were my 40th Country!! A big traveler milestone! Hvala! #lovellyworldtour2014 via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sowSCA

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