SXM Festival 2019 | Peace Boat US
SAINT MARTIN IS STRONG
SXM sponsored two youth from Saint Martin to
join the Peace Boat's 100th Global Voyage in Patagonia
Feb 18 - 28, 2019
Was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised on the beautiful sunny island of Saint Maarten/Saint Martin and is a creative young professional. She loves to travel, learn about different cultures, learn new languages, and gain worldly experiences. She prides herself on being a life long learner. As an elementary school teacher, she enjoys working with children as they begin to unlock their knowledge and understanding of their inner powers and their ability to make positive and lasting impacts in the world.
is a 27 year old professional photographer. He grew up as an island child, spending his life between the small island of St. Martin and Guadeloupe. He discovered his passion for photography at a young age, but pursued a Management and Marketing degree in Montreal and Guadeloupe. After graduation, he decided to follow his passion for photography, developing his specialization in landscape and architecture photography.
Congratulations to all seven exceptional young scholars that have been awarded the “Youth for the SDGs” Scholarship that joined Peace Boat’s 100th Global Voyage. They sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile, passing through the Patagonia fjords from February 18th to the 28th. The scholars joinied from all over the world, including youth from Saint Martin island to New York City to Chile. As the Peace Boat sailed from port to port, the scholars brought their intensive, specialized knowledge of their field in sustainability to the conversations taking place on the boat. The scholars had the unique opportunity to engage with other academics and activists from around the world, taking part in informative workshops while marveling at the Andes Mountains, glaciers and the green plains of Patagonia. You can read more about this project on the Peace Boat website or download the brochure here.