L-R: Founder/CEO, Meadow Hall Group, Mrs. Kehinde Nwani and Winner, Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2018, Olalekan Ademola Adeeko during the presentation of cheque to the winners of the Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) 2018 at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos recently
The second edition of the Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA), organised by Meadow Hall Foundation, a non-profit organisation and a member of Meadow Hall Group, took place on Saturday 21st April 2018 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos.
The INSEA is a merit-based award ceremony aimed at elevating the teaching profession and motivating teachers and school leaders to continue to strive for excellence in their profession. The event was attended by captains of industries, philanthropists, educators and high networth individuals.
In selecting winners, the Meadow Hall Foundation put out a call for nominations for the Teacher of the Year and School Leader of the Year categories; nominees filled out a comprehensive form, detailing their qualifications, experience and personal initiatives carried out that stands them apart; the shortlisted candidates from this stage were invited for series of interviews with carefully selected judges across various industries and walks of life in order to determine the winners and runner-up.
Mrs. Kemi Adewoye, head of Meadow Hall Foundation, explained that the Foundation pays attention to teacher training, development and rewards because it believes that students are mostly influenced by their teachers. Hence, a happy, well-trained and inspired teacher would go a long way in affecting the lives of the students in their care.
Cash awards were presented to 4 winners as follows: N2,000,000 to Olufemi Folaponmile of Aduvie International School, Abuja as the Inspirational School Leader of the year; N500,000 to Chioma Akin-Adekeye of Preserved Generation Schools, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos as the runner-up of the Inspirational School Leader of the year; N750,000 to Kikelomo Usilo of Ifesowapo/Aboru Senior Secondary School, Lagos as Inspirational Teacher of the year; and N750,000 to Olalekan Ademola Adeeko of Baptist Boys’ High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State also as Inspirational Teacher of the year.
Meadow Hall Foundation believes that these awards will go a long way in rewarding the hard work of exceptional teachers and in inspiring others to do better.
Speaking to Mr. Olalekan Ademola Adeeko, winner of the Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2018, he said he believes the process was thorough and fair as there were very many exceptional teachers that went through the vetting and interview process with him. For him, winning was a pleasant surprise and he dedicated his award to all the other inspirational teachers that he met during the process of the award.
Mrs. Kikelomo Usilo also expressed her gratitude to God and her family for giving her the time and freedom to go the extra mile. She also thanked Meadow Hall Foundation for the award, stating that it was the first time she would be awarded a cash prize.
Mrs. Chioma Akin-Adekeye, runner-up for the Inspirational School Leader of the Year 2018, was elated and thanked her husband for discovering her flair for teaching. She believes the reward for hard work is more work and so she is challenged to go back and do even better in her school and community.
Sir Demola Aladekomo, Chairman of Meadow Hall Foundation’s Board, said that the Foundation seeks to reward teachers here on earth as opposed to the popular saying that teachers’ rewards are in heaven. He implored the government and members of the society to recognise and work with teachers.
Mrs. Kehinde Nwani, founder/CEO of Meadow Hall Group, founded Meadow Hall Foundation in May 2009. The Foundation supports communities, public schools, pupils and teachers through various developmental initiatives and programmes. Its vision is to advance the educational outcomes of the Nigerian Child by enhancing teaching quality. Its mission is to equip Nigerian students for the 21st century by enhancing teaching quality, changing mindsets about teaching and advocating for the teaching profession. Meadow Hall is committed to excellence and is passionate about the holistic development of children.
Meadow Hall Group is an education group with six subsidiaries; Meadow Hall Education, Meadow Hall Consult, Spring Meadow Edutainment, Meadow Hall Branchise, Meadow Hall Resources and Meadow Hall Foundation. Meadow Hall Group seeks to provide through her subsidiaries, opportunities to raise excellent, Godly and well-rounded children who will become lifelong learners.
L-R: Winner, Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2018, Kikelomo Usilo; Winner, Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2018, Olalekan Ademola Adeeko and Runner-up, Inspirational School Leader of the Year 2018, Olalekan Ademola Adeeko during the presentation of cheque to the winners of the Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) 2018 at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos recently
L-R: Chairman, Meadow Hall Foundation’s Board, Sir Demola Aladekomo and Winner, Inspirational Teacher of the Year 2018, Kikelomo Usilo during the presentation of cheque to the winners of the Inspirational Educator Awards (INSEA) 2018 at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos recently