Director, British Education Training and Technology Association, Lincoln, United Kingdom, board member Irwin College, Leicester , United Kingdom, member, Board of Trustees, Olu Adeduro Scholarship Scheme member, Black Intellects Foundation, a non partisan and non profitable organization, an integral part of President Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative.
Mrs Helen Moronkeji Akinsemolu, is an educationst per excellence, whose contributions to this life transforming sector, has propelled the sector, especially in Ondo State, to greater heights and moulded numerous students to enviable personalities.
Born six decades to Pa and Ma Eziekel Akinneye Fakiyesi, she was groomed educationally at All Saints Primary School, Ondo, Okeigbo – Ifetedo Grammar School, Okeigbo before moving on to begin her training in the education sector at St Peter Teachers Training College, Akure. She went for specialized training in Montessori education at Leicester University, United Kingdom and was opportune while there, to attenda UNESCO conference at Cheltenham, United Kingdom. She later moved to the nation’s premiere University, University of Ibadan, for a Montessori programme and later a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education.
Helen has fortified herself further with numerous courses, workshops and seminars within and outside the country.
Her foray professionally in the education sector commenced, when she taught at her alma mater, Okeigbo – Ifetedo Grammar School, Okeigbo, later Army Command Secondary School, Ibadan and St Peter Teachers College, Akure ( also her alma mater).
A devout Christian, she has been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and is a member of St Stephen Cathedral, Ondo, where she has been involved in building construction, Chairperson / Education Adviser and member Foundation of Hope Society.
Moronkeji established Homaj International School, in 1993, as the First Private School in Ondo Kingdom and it graduated its First set of students in July 1999. The institution recognized the freedom of religion, as both Christianity and Islam are practiced without rancour.
In recognition of her outstanding qualities and contributions to society, All Saints University of America, honoured her with a Honourary Degree in Education, Okeigbo Grammar School, presented her with the Woman Ambassador in 2008, Heroic Merit African Achiever of Excellence award in 2010, Black Legend Africa Achiever Award in 2009, An Outstanding Achiever’s Award 2000, Development in Africa Merit Award (DAMA), South Africa, 2010 and Woman Ambassador in 2009.
This outstanding personality; was in 2004 made Life Patron by Agricultural Youth Association, Ondo Anglican Diocese presented her with the Primus Merit Award, Patroness, Boys Brigade Nigeria, Woman of Merit Gold Award 2005 and School of Arts and Social Sciences gave her the Award of Excellence in 2012.