Driving straight through the Sahara to Dakar in a clapped-out old car: that takes guts. Master’s students of Construction Management and Engineering Rutger Henseler, Xander van Schie and Terry van Roode are competing in the annual Amsterdam Dakar Challenge. If they reach their destination, they will sell their car. The proceeds will go to a good cause: Solar Foundation the Gambia, which provides lighting for classrooms. The trio departed on 7 February.