Ade Pinder joined the One Eleuthera family in December, 2015 in the role of CTI Program Coordinator.
Originally from Guyana, she attended the University of Guyana majoring in English. During her time in Guyana, Ade taught high school English, literature and poetry for 6 years.
After moving to Eleuthera, Ade volunteered with local schools for 8 years, assisting teachers with their students who struggled to read. Prior to her employment, she also volunteered with The South Eleuthera Mission’s after school program and much of the work she continues to do with students referred to her today is voluntary.
Currently, Ade serves as Assistant Program Coordinator of The South Eleuthera Mission with responsibility for developing educational programs to support and supplement students, teachers, and principals of primary and secondary schools, and communities at large.
At present, Ade is working on an after school volunteer initiative dubbed ‘Campus Plus’; a structured and effective afterschool program that offers free tutoring sessions, one-on-one help with homework and assignments and general academic research assistance. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to extend students’ learning time to outside the regular classroom day. The tutoring homework program targets underachievers whom often lose due to their lack of success.
Ade has a passion for teaching young, impressionable minds. She believes that addressing their learning difficiencies while they are young solves half the problem. “To catch them early is to catch them before they fall”, she articulated.
Ade is a musician and a published poet. She is married to a native of Rock Sound and has resided there for the past nine years.