UDS Students Certified in Permaculture Design

Our first permaculture training successfully ended on January 16, 2019. Last week, we shared photos and information about the first five days of training. This week’s article focuses on the remaining four days of the Permaculture Design Certification Training. Day 6 – Polyculture & Introduction to Group Projects Bruce Blair (Board Member & Trainer for SLFND) demonstrated[…]

UDS Students Working the Soil

Happy New Year! 2019 began on a high note with the Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) training starting on January 7. This training equips people with the knowledge and skills needed to implement a project for food security. First, the PDC training teaches our students about available resources–organic material and soil–to use for sustainable living. Second,[…]

Never Take 24/7 Electricity for Granted

As you know, one of our greatest challenges is reliable electricity. In late November, the transformer blew-out near our center. Additionally, the company said it would not be fixed until February. Previously, the transformer failed numerous times in the last three years. However, it never took this long to be repaired.  Due to this issue, we purchased a[…]

UDS Catering Students Make a Tasty Pizza

Our catering students are baking and cooking so many appetizing and mouthwatering desserts and main courses during each class period. Their instructor gives them different recipes to try including many Liberian favorites (such as Jollof Rice) while also giving them well-known comfort food recipes (such as pizza).  They recently made their first pizza from scratch by mixing the ingredients[…]

Why Should I Hire You Without Any Experience?

How often were you asked this question when you were applying for your first job? There are some people not willing to give a young person a chance, but you have made a commitment to provide Liberian Youth with the experience they need to demonstrate what they know. Your continued investment is not only giving them the materials, equipment,[…]

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Small Steps Lead to Big Goals

When you set a goal, it is always recommended to outline the small steps you plan to take, in order to bring it to fruition. Somewhere along your journey, it’s natural to question when will you reach your destination; but, if you just keep walking, you will eventually see how every brave, thoughtful step worked together to[…]

2015 Reflection While Welcoming 2016

We owe a debt of gratitude to all our STAR Supporters for making 2015 a successful year! Your generosity, kindness and prayers uplifted Liberian youth through the remaining days of the Ebola crisis, and inspired them to reach new heights with learning and skill building opportunities we provided throughout the year. Uniting Distant Stars (UDS)[…]

Press Release: Uniting Distant Stars is now an accredited NGO in Liberia

Minnesota, May 4, 2015: on Friday, April 30, 2015, Uniting Distant Stars (UDS) received their Certificate of Accreditation by the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning as a non-government organization (NGO) in the Republic of Liberia. We started this process in February to legalize our organization. We received our Certificate of Business Registration (Non for[…]