Shelley, Brent, and George then drove in a small pick-up truck for a twelve hour drive through sections of African wilderness to the tribal village of Tatale, located on the Ghana/Togo border. The road was marked with giant pot holes and disables vehicles, eventually deteriorating into nothing more than a path of hard-packed red soil and dust. Witnessing the primitive conditions of rural Northern Ghana, high illiteracy rate, lack of health (many curable diseases kill more people in this Northern Region that the rest of the country), and access to basic infrastructure, they knew they had to help these people.
After an incredible meeting with the village chief and tribal elders they decided that they can make a significant impact in this region by sponsoring some tribal children to attend school. It was really compelling hearing the tribal leaders say they were an answer to their prayers. This region has significant needs as it is deeply afflicted by a three month tribal war, which killed and displaced many people. Their aim is to provide some relief for children living in this remote area known for on-going tribal conflicts, a harsh natural environment and little infrastructure or social services.