Uniting Distant Stars

Equipping youth with the knowledge and skills to realize their potential and become positive change makers

Uniting Distant Stars™, Inc. links future leaders and global innovators to educational resources and vocational training to influence positive changes in the world. Uniting Distant Stars is currently an all-volunteer organization with teams in the U.S. and Liberia.

We equip youth with the knowledge and skills to realize their potential and become positive change makers. We promote creative and innovative thinking to inspire our youth to reach for the stars. Through these efforts, more doors for future employment and entrepreneurship will open for Liberia’s young men and women.

Uniting Distant Stars™, Inc. is co-founded by Kelvin Fomba (Liberian) and Heather Cannon (U.S. Citizen). Since 2011, we have developed our shared vision to raise the aspirations of Liberian youth and guide them towards success. We provide scholarships, school supplies, after school study classes through our learning center, youth exchanges via Google Hangout, and vocational training to youth in Liberia.

Read Our Latest Blog Posts

Good Wi-Fi! Virtual Fundraiser on April 3

Hello Uniting Distant Stars supporters! We have some exciting news! On April 3rd (5 to 6:30 PM), local New Orleans and hot club jazz musician Miss Myra will be playing a virtual show via Facebook to help fundraise for our computer lab that is needing updates and...

International Every Girl Wins awards Kelvin Fomba, Co-Founder & Director on 3/13/22

Uniting Distant Stars Co-Founder & Director in Liberia, Kelvin Fomba, was nominated by Branko Saah Tambah, long-time supporter, with the Dr. Ronald Kozachuk, "Male Civility Award" by International Every Girl Wins Day. On March 13, 2022, International Every Girls...

2020 Electrician Graduate, Sourey Prosper Kamara Jr. Testimonial

You can be proud on how your support changed Uniting Distant Stars alumni, Sourey Prosper Kamara Jr., life. He received his Electrician Diploma in August 2020. Now he shares how your generosity helped him reach to a higher level. I'm one of the beneficiaries of UDS....

Give Your Valentine a Gift of Love by Donating to Uniting Distant Stars

With Valentines just around the corner, please consider giving the love of your life a donation to support Liberian Youth in learning a trade skill. You can donate here or use CashApp at $UDStars.

We Love When Alumni Stay On To Help

Uniting Distant Stars continues to refresh and improve our training center. Our co-founder & director, Kelvin Fomba, recruited some help from one your recent electrician graduates, Nuch Johnson, to help paint the logo on our fence. Furthermore, we are always...

When Water No Longer Flows, Build a Well

For months, the Uniting Distant Stars center no longer received water from the city. While we waited for city’s system to be fixed, we fetched water from a nearby well. However, the well’s owner became weary of our water usage. So, Kelvin Fomba, Co-Founder &...

Your 2021 Year-End Review

Thank you for generous support during another challenging year! Starting in May, COVID's Delta Variant took a toll on Liberia with overcrowded hospitals and more people died than the previous year. Fortunately, we continued to enforce our hygiene protocols. Also,...

Introducing 2022 Board Officers

Uniting Distant Stars held their annual board meeting on December 11, 2021, and elected our new officers. We excited to announce 2022 Leadership Team. Please click their names to read their bios. Adam Pederson will continue for second year as board chair. Nathaniel...

LiberiaInfo Publishes Featured Story of Uniting Distant Stars

Thanks to LiberiaInfo - Informing and Educating for featuring Uniting Distant Stars as your latest story! The author, Martina Gargard, visited Uniting Distant Stars Vocational Training Center in 2019. From that point on she interviewed both co-founders, Kelvin Fomba...

Giving Tuesday thru December Results – Unlocked Match!

You rock! You raised $1,055 between 11/29 to 12/31/21 and unlocked the $600 Giving Tuesday matching grant. The grant total equals $1,655 and this buys much needed learning materials. Our heartfelt thanks for supporting your students in learning valuable trade skills!

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