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What is The Ladder Project?

How we got started

Wanting to do something, anything really, to help those in need; we have set up a project in which students and others will be able to engage with experts in development, aid and charity and get the good oil on how to effect lasting and ethical change which benefits the poor of the world. The project is intended as a ladder to a higher level of knowledge about the fight against poverty, from where  the efforts of a group of ordinary people can be given direction and let fly.

The Ladder Project is an initiative of a group of like-minded friends from Wellington, NZ. After working with the poor and abandoned kids in an orphanage outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for three months, Demelza Woolston came back to New Zealand exhausted but inspired. Her stories, told via blog and over  Mosaic Community shared meals combined with Mosaic’s own ethics pushed us to start a process of discovery and response in the area of poverty, the orphaning of children, and people trafficking.

What’s going on?

The Ladder Project Speaker Series is an opportunity for Wellingtonians from any background to hear from experts in Development, Charity and Aid on the topic of the reality of poverty, its causes, and what people and organisations are doing to stem and ultimately reverse the tide of poverty. For more information on the upcoming speaker series please click here.

Outside of the speaker series, The Ladder Project continues to engage in research and discussion every Monday (with the exception of the first Monday of the month) in the Victoria University library. Details on events and activities will be updated here or if you want more info contact Adam via

The Vision

2010 is the year we see the rubber hitting the road; where all the information, guidance and enthusiasm generated during the ladder project will be applied to a distinct area of action.


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