The solution began with schools…
In 2006 through a special friendship with a family of nomadic herdsmen, Schools for Africa Director, Phyllis Sortor, then employee of International Child Care Ministries, (ICCM,) a child-sponsorship program of the Free Methodist Church USA, was invited by a prominent Fulani chief, Alhaji Bature Musa, to open the first school for Fulani children.
“My grandfather cheated my father,” Alhaji Musa told Sortor. “He gave him wives and cows, but wouldn’t send him to school. And my father cheated me. He bought wives for me and cattle, but never sent me to school. I will not cheat my children that way.”
Today, because of this invitation, there are four ICCM schools for Fulani children in Nigeria, in Enugu, Ondo and Kogi States, the first and largest of which is Hope Academy in Kogi State.
Phyllis has a written invitation from the largest cattle breeders’ association in the country, MACBAN, to open more schools in every geopolitical region in the nation.