Thanks to Florkime’s Visit!

Thanks to Florkime’s Visit!

Our center is a place that anyone is welcomed! We were elated when Florkime Paye asked if she could bring anything for UDS and planned to stop by during her visit to Liberia. She carried in a book “Visions from the Forests” about Liberian art and two hand-held water purifiers. The book will be added to our library and used for cultural awareness curriculum for the UDS Academy. Florkime will be sharing information about her trip in an upcoming newsletter (subscribe). 

Florkime Paye (left) and Kelvin Fomba, UDS Co-Founder & Director Liberia.

Press Release: Announcing 2 New Board Members

Minnesota, November 23, 2015: Uniting Distant Stars is happy to announce our new board members Philip Kaleewoun II and Florkime Paye, who were officially installed on October 25. Philip is new to UDS while Florkime has served as our volunteer project coordinator since 2014. Philip is a very active youth leader in Minnesota with organizations like Volunteers in Partnership, Rotaract, and Athletics Committed to Educating Students (ACES). Florkime is an international development professional, volunteering with Minnesota International NGO Network, interned in Liberia with Women’s Movement for Sustainable Development, and taught English in South Korea. Both Philip and Florkime bring a wealth of experience to UDS and we are fortunate to have them on board. Please read more about our new board members on our About UDS and Team.

Congratulations Philip and Florkime!!!

Uniting Distant Stars™, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization registered non-profit corporation in Minnesota, and accredited and registered no-government organization (NGO) in Liberia, West Africa. Its programs serve youth in Liberia. We provide educational support with scholarships and school supply drives. We also offer innovative programming such as our Backpacks for Peace to cultivate future leaders. For more information, please contact us at [email protected].