SANIKA ROBERTS started her journey as an educator with a non-profit organisation in 2013 and then transitioned to the public education system four years ago.

She smiled from ear to ear on Monday afternoon as she accepted a cheque for $100,000 from the Insurance Company of the West Indies (ICWI) for positively impacting the lives of her students.

“I saw a need in my Pennington District community to educate the nation’s most valuable asset and I started on my verandah and later on I moved to my church and as a result of that I was awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for excellence in 2017,” Roberts said.