History of Chengelo
In 1985 God challenged the Mkushi Christian Fellowship with a vision for establishing a Christian school as a ministry and outreach of the Church. After much prayer and preparation, Chengelo Secondary School opened in September 1988 with 50 pupils. Since then it has grown considerably and there are now over 250 secondary pupils and a rapidly expanding primary school. Most of the funds for development have come from donation in specific answer to prayer, and the site now stands as a testimony to God's faithfulness and goodness. The name 'Chengelo' comes from the Bemba word meaning 'light'. The school's motto is "As a witness to the Light" and we want to glorify God in all that we are and do as a school. A cross stands on the hill overlooking the school and this reminds us daily to put Christ at the centre of our lives. Many visitors comment on the school's unique atmosphere and a sense that something very special is happening here and we believe this is due to God's presence with us by His Holy Spirit. The school's staff are all committed Christians called by God to serve at Chengelo. We aim to provide quality education for the children in our care. Biblical truth and morals are openly taught and we hope that each child will have the opportunity to consider for themselves Christ's claims upon their lives.
The story of Chengelo School has recently been written ' As a Witness to the Light' The Story of Chengelo School in Zambia, by Jeremy Collingwood, Published by Terra Nova Publications: ISBN 1-901949-41-9
The book is available from Chengelo School or from the Chengelo Educational Trust