By Samuel Malasa Banda
Cornerstone Christian High School came to Salima at a time when they were already a dozen private secondary schools in the district. Two years after its inception, CCHS stands as one of the best schools in the district.
A school that opened its doors in September 2016 with only 20 students, now 3 years later, has over 100 students. What has been the secret?
“Our school has thrived on the principle of inclusiveness. Being a Christian High school, Cornerstone has a considerable number of Muslims as students,” says the school’s Principal Chikondi Chabakha.
Aside from offering quality education, the school is a tool for preaching the gospel to students. For instance, the school has daily morning devotions where the word of God is preached for at least 15 minutes to give the students a good start for the day. And this is refreshing to many students.
The daily devotions have opened the door to the truth for many non-Christian students, and they now have a good understanding of the Holy Scriptures and many of them have received Christ as their Lord and personal savior.
Parents of students at Cornerstone Christian High School speak highly of the school. Most parents appreciate the mentorship role that the teachers play in the lives of the students, as many students take their teachers as their role models.
Looking forward, Cornerstone Christian High School wants to be a model of excellence where students find holistic Christian education that prepares them for life on earth and a joyous after-life experience.