SIM Alumni

Adande Washington

Adande has studied at Brown University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and sociolinguistic anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  She has trained in participatory methodology to help move NGOs into the 21st century by immersing herself in practitioner taught technology courses. She has travelled to Jamaica, Alaska, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Kenya mostly staying in homes in places such as Chitungwiza and Soweto. Adande also lived/worked in the Transkei sub-region of South Africa. She has taught at University, worked extensively with small nonprofits, and has experience as an organizational development consultant and database manager for academic standards.

Adande is a lifelong learner not only because of her love of learning, but also because she realizes that information is often treated as a commodity to be accessed by the few. She is committed to women's issues and cultural issues, and defines her life work as capacity building and leveling the ground so that individuals can pursue their passions and dreams removing structural impediments. For the past few years she has been developing a concept for a mutual benefit-mutual respect global community where material supplies for small improvement projects are offered to rural women in exchange for provision of information that enables others to more accurately comprehend our world. Travel, logic problems, Jesus, reading and the beach at sunset are among her personal passions.