The creation and first steps of the SmartKids Foundation is the story of two friends Kees and André. With the idea to start an education project and thus contribute to the fight against poverty, they set off. With a second-hand Nissan Petrol Wagon 4WD they leave in May 2002 from Meppel to Accra. Via Spain, Marrocco along the coast through the Western Sahara to Dakar and finally arrive in Ghana a month later. They are well prepared with maps and a telephone for emergency. A diary is kept and there is regular contact with home via the internet. Something you had to go to an internet café at that time and hope that you could log in.