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

Catering Students Make Beautiful & Delightful Red Roses With Fondant Icing

As the catering students' term winds down, they continue to demonstrate how ready they are to graduate. Recently, they made red roses with fondant icing. First, they rolled out and cut the fondant into workable pieces. Next, they hand-shaped the icing into roses. Our...

Help “Name Our Campaign” Contest To Build Our New Center

Uniting Distant Stars needs your help naming our fundraising campaign to build our new training center in Brewerville, Liberia. In 2021, we received an anonymous donation, and part of it purchased land for our future site. As we continue to work on the building plans,...

Meet New Board Member Eurel Nwachi

We are excited to introduce to your our new board, Eurel Nwachi! She comes with a wealth of experience with non-profit work focused on West Africa. Also, she will bring her social work expertise to help guide UDS in better serving our youth. Please read her bio below...

Thank You to All Donors of the Electrician Fundraiser!

We want to share our heartfelt thanks to Marsonnoh Wolo, Colleen Matz, Nyema Pennoh, Heather Cannon, Edwin Wissing, Eric Kuha, Larry Swain, Bev Hemmesch, Richard Lepolu, Dorothy Bertch, Donna Cannon, Kelvin Fomba, Adam Pederson, Joy Larmouth, BrankoTambah &...

Many Thanks to Mary Rosendahl for 13 Years of Service

We are saddened to announce the resignation of our last founding board member, Mary Rosendahl. She helped launch Uniting Distant Stars as the first board secretary in 2013. During her nine years of service, she gave her time and creative energy to developing a...

Virtual Tea Time Recap

Thank you to all those who attended our Virtual Tea Time on July 30! We also want to thank our instructors and students who shared their stories and answered questions from our guests. During the hour program, the two instructors and four students introduced...

Reminder: Virtual Team Time on July 30th from 10 to 11 AM CST (GMT-6)

Both co-founders, Kelvin Fomba and Heather Cannon wanted to give you a quick reminder for tomorrow's Virtual Tea Time from 10 AM to 11 AM CST (GMT-6).   Please buy your $10 ticket and reserve your seat for a chat with our co-founders along with some students and...

Winning Uniting Distant Stars Academy Quizzing Team

On July 2, 2022, the Uniting Distant Stars Academy Quizzing Team Won another cup during the Better Youth Liberia in Collaboration with Teen Girls Liberia quizzing competition in the 2021/22 Jr. High Division. Their coach/teacher, Tony Zowah--won Best Coach, and...

Support Us With Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

Have you heard of peer-to-peer fundraisers? Facebook Birthday Fundraisers are the easiest and most popular one to support Uniting Distant Stars. We are here to help you create a successful fundraiser. as follows: Use these instructions to set up the fundraiser on your...

Celebrate with Uniting Distant Stars Academic Students

Uniting Distant Stars Academy held its third annual Gala Celebration on June 17, 2022. The children gather together to crown their king and queen along with singing and other fun activities. Below is the cover of the program and Facebook live footage of four students...