Friends of ETSK Technical High School, Musha, Rwanda

Educating for Jobs

ETSK Technical High School (RW) A Project of E | KBFUS Funds

Equipping youth to compete in a modernizing economy


-To fully support tuition, room and board for one student ($600/yr), click $50 (above right of this page), then click "monthly" under "donation frequency," then decide whether to commit to 12 months or the full 36 months of a student's high school education.

-Similarly, you can choose $100/mo ($1200/yr) for two students, or $250/mo ($3000/yr) for 5 students.

-As an alternative, feel free to fill in your own amount, from $25 on up. ($10,000/yr. will make you a Patron of ETSK. Money in this category will be used for other important projects, including: improving the food (now porridge 3 times per day); increasing salaries to get the best teachers; and funding of important infrastructure projects.


Father Hermann Schultz started what is now the ETSK Technical High School in 2008, with the big idea of providing job skills. Father Hermann, a German priest trained by the Silesian Order in Italy, started Hameau des Jeunes St. Kizito, a village for homeless children in Musha, Rwanda. At its peak after the Rwandan genocide, the village housed over 1000 children in dire need.

ETSK is a rural boarding high school set on one of the country's thousand hills, above a beautiful lake, just a one-hour drive from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda – a country that many believe to be the future development model for all of Africa. This private vocational high school is for up to 300 motivated boys and girls, teaching the skills necessary to find a job or progress to university on a government scholarship.

ETSK's mission is to support Rwanda's growth and to continue Father Hermann's vision in one of the poorest areas of Rwanda, by teaching young people the skills necessary for 100% of them to find a job or enroll in university.

Our new challenge is to become a top trade school in Rwanda, with an emphasis on English proficiency and "self-learning," so that our students can self-adapt to a rapidly modernizing Rwandan economy.

It takes a team to build a great school. The base is already there: a competent teaching staff, a motivated administration, and an impressive physical plant. A new Committee for Education Expansion is now organizing the technological innovation to propel the school to be among the best in Rwanda. The Committee is run by two successful American entrepreneurs, an Italian surgeon with 30 years' experience working in Africa, and an Italian psychologist.

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write "Friends of ETSK Technical High School" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.