The two wonderful children who get to call Yvette Sanker Riverol MOM!
With her civic mindedness, Yvette was active in last year's municipal elections!
Yvette Riverol is a 35 year-old female teacher of East Indian descent. She was born in Corozal Town and raised in a small village called Carolina where she received her early years of formal education.
Yvette comes from a single-parent family comprising of 6 children, of which she is the second. Her father abandoned the family when she was just 11 and just entering first form.
She received her secondary education from the Corozal Community College then moved on for tertiary education at the Corozal Junior College and later to the University College of Belize from which she graduated in the year 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in English Education.
Yvette currently holds a Masters Degree in Teacher Education from the University of West Indies. Her career in teaching began at the young age of 20 in the year 2000 when she joined a group of teachers to become pioneers in the establishment of a new educational institution, St. Michael's College, now Maude Williams High School. After 4 years of teaching there, she then moved back to her home district in 2004 where she taught for 2 years at the Corozal Community College while also acted as Head of the Communications Department. In 2006, she moved to Corozal Junior College and is currently teaching second-year students and chairing the Department of Humanities.
Yvette is constantly engaged in extra-curricular activities to promote education. At the moment she is single-handedly running a reading program at Santa Rita Assemblies of God Primary School where she goes three days weekly to read for the students of Standards V and VI; the program has also been done at the Calcutta Government School (2012-2013).
She has sought funding to purchase class sets of young adult novels for these students from her friends and is using an integrated approach to teach English and develop reading and expression, both in writing and orally. She firmly believes that the purpose of education is to empower people to uplift themselves and become agents for change in their personal lives and the society they live in.
Her philosophy is that every student can learn provided the teacher is able to cater to every student needs and learning abilities as there is no such thing as a "dumb' or 'slow' child. Students can also teach teachers as they come with a wealth of experiences from which teachers can better understand students and concepts and situations that humans are faced with each day.
Yvette Sanker Riverol is very passionate about a number of things:
1. Her love for her family
3. Her Environmental Work
She is also the moderator of the CJC EAGLEs Environmental Club which she took over in Aug 2013.
We salute YVETTE SANKER RIVEROL for her dedication in the field of education! She shows us that there are still teachers in this world who care passionately for their students and their communities!
HATS OFF TO YVETTE SANKER RIVEROL, a bright light shining in COROZAL, BELIZE! The people of Corozal, Belize thank you for your continued dedication in making Corozal bigger and brighter than it already is through your work with the children and the Environmental Club!!!