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June 22, 2018 2:45 PM
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New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu
  

The Engage in St. Martin program, now in its third consecutive year, focused on the island’s recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in September. Six Tulane students attended the 2018 summer service trip led by Myriam Huet, assistant director at the Tulane Center for Public Service.

Tulane students sit for their daily lecture from Rastafari elder Ras Touzah Jah Bash, right. Lecture topics varied each day ranging from the medicinal value of plants to prehistoric archaeology.

Tulane senior Molly Fava helps a 5-year-old girl complete her English-language assignment. The students worked with 4- and 5-year-olds at the Ecole maternelle Jérôme Beaupère preschool in Sandy Ground, a coastal community on the French side of the island of St. Martin in the Caribbean.

Following Hurricane Irma, the agricultural farm run by nonprofit "4 Real We Agree With Culture" was destroyed. Here, Tulane students help repot tomato plants