UDS Completed BioSand Water Filtration Training

Our team completed their six days of training on November 18 with Friendly Water of the World. This training provided a great deal of knowledge about clean water and how to use the filtration system to remove harmful pathogens. We are extremely grateful to our two sponsors, Yeamah Brewer and John Buettner, who helped cover our team’s food[…]

Shop & Support Uniting Distant Stars

Please join us at the Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event in St. Paul on December 1, 5 PM to 8 PM. They will donate a portion of their product sales to Uniting Distant Stars. Buy Fair Trade Handmade Gifts for the upcoming holidays & support our programs educational & vocational training programs in Liberia, West Africa. You can be[…]

BioSand Water Filtration Training Day 1

Our team of eight started their first day of BioSand Water Filtration Training on November 13th. This first day included: an introduction to different types of pathogens that cause water-borne diseases, a discussion on the problems faced in each trainees’ community, and a demonstration on how to build a BioSand Filter. All the participants had[…]

“Let’s Come Together” Single Presented by Othello Collins Music & Uniting Distant Stars

Othello Collins Music has recently released the single “Let’s Come Together”, for the love of his home country Liberia to promote reconciliation and unity. Collins will be generously donating all of the proceeds from the sales to Uniting Distant Stars. The proceeds will be used for on-going projects at Uniting Distant Stars. These include providing[…]

UDS attending BioSand Water Filtration Training

We are always grateful when our Star Supporters refer Uniting Distant Stars (UDS) to great learning opportunities! We extend our heartfelt Thanks to Yeamah Brewer for connecting us to Friendly Water for the World, based out of Olympia, Washington! Friendly Water for the World is providing a BioSand Water Filtration training on November 13th-18th to five organizations in Liberia. UDS will be sending[…]

Meet Our New Board Member, Rita Apaloo

Please join us in congratulating Rita Apaloo as our new board member. She attended our house party on September 18th to learn more about our organization and applied for a board position soon after. She was voted in unanimously on Saturday, October 21st, at our board meeting. She brings a wealth of nonprofit experience to our[…]

You Can Help Uniting Distant Stars “Pass It On”

You are champions of our cause as Classroom Heros and Star Supporters for our ambitious youth in Liberia. Your dedication and continuous support provide these young people with the right stuff to succeed. We are excited to share this video initiated by one of youth volunteers–Gabrielle Shamblott (left), a senior high school student in Minnesota, who reached out to some of you for individual[…]

Our Thanks to You Goes Beyond the Stars!

As we celebrate YOU, our Classroom Hero & Star Supporter, we want to express our heartfelt and sincerest gratitude for investing in our youth in Liberia. Did you know this is a co-investment? Our students paid a $75 registration fee to enroll in our tuition-free courses. This fee covers their uniforms, ID cards, and basic learning materials such as course hand-outs.[…]

Your Classroom Hero Super Powers at Work

Your big-heartedness and generosity as a Classroom Hero are having a lasting impact on the Liberian youth you serve! Kelvin Fomba (UDS Co-Founder & Director), Dauda Dassin (UDS Carpenter), and other UDS leaders recently built an electrical lab for our electrician students, thanks to your investments! This lab will allow our students to install lights, switches & outlets, and[…]

Your Generous Gift At Work

Your compassionate giving opens doors for young Liberians who need support in furthering their educational goals. You have shared our journey of empowering Liberian Youth (children, teenagers, and young adults) in Liberia with educational resources (scholarships, school supply drives, etc), leadership development (youth virtual exchanges and workshops) and vocational training courses in the fields needed in[…]