Schools For Africa … serving 3000 Fulani children in Nigeria
Fulani have herded cattle across Africa for generations. Now they face drought, urbanization, and fenced farms. As cities and farms grow, deadly conflicts break out between the Fulani herdsman and landowners. Anti-Fulani hostility grows. Their way of life is under constant attack and they have nowhere to turn.
Phyllis Sortor, Executive Director for Schools for Africa, was earning their trust when she was kidnapped and held hostage for twelve days. When she returned, against the advice of many, she won the hearts and trust of the Fulani people and the Nigerian government.
Now Schools For Africa has open invitations to help villages with education, healthcare, and a peaceful way to continue their culture of raising cattle.
Schools for Africa provides hope and a future for the Fulani people with:
- Rotational grazing which enables Fulani to settle and sustain their cattle
- Healthy families supported by local health clinics, and
- Education, giving hope to Fulani students
Generous grants have provided schools and clinics. Needed are funds to pay 250 teachers each month. Teachers who, for less than $100 per month, can provide hope and education to dozens of children.
I am privileged to serve as board chair for Schools for Africa. I marvel at the perseverance and dedication of our Executive Director, Phyllis Sortor, and how God has blessed her efforts to provide love, care, and respect to the Fulani people.
It is my joy to invest in the future of the Fulani children by dedicating 10% of my profits to this work and invite you to join me in doing so.
PS: My August visit to Schools for Africa in Nigeria was incredible. Dedicated staff. Joyful students. Gracious Fulani people and leaders!