Meet Elijah Kotee, Catering Student

As graduation nears, one of our catering students, Elijah Kotee, landed a job at a local restaurant on the junction of UN Drive & Camp Johnson Road. This is a stepping stone in establishing his catering business. When talking with Elijah, he had this to say about his experience: “This is why I am telling people about the[…]

UDS Continues To Build Bridges

By Beyan Gonowolo, Board Member & Outreach Coordinator With your support over the years, UDS has been a safe haven for hundreds of young people in Liberia. Our vocational training program provides young men and women an opportunity to learn a trade. This program is funded primarily by individuals who provide one-time or monthly donations to[…]

Let There Be Light!

By Adam Pederson, UDS Board Secretary This past January, the students enrolled in Uniting Distant Stars electrician program assisted in installing the first stage of the long-awaited solar panels of the learning center in Monrovia. With the assistance of Taleance T Tokpah (who was the vendor from T & T Solar Tech and a technician himself) guiding them along the way,[…]

UDS 2019/2020 Student Recruitment

UDS launched our student recruitment by participating in three radio talk shows: Radio Advent (93.7) on February 12, United Methodist Radio (98.7) on February 13, and Truth FM (96.1) on February 15. For each talk show, our team consisted of students and staff to explain our program and the benefits of enrolling as a student.[…]

Your Students’ Final Projects

Unbelievable! The final month of the 2018/2019 term closes on February 28. Indeed, your continued support of young men and women gave them the means to complete their final projects. This article focuses on your cosmetology and plumbing students. First, your cosmetology students worked diligently in performing facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair styling. As a[…]

Empowered Liberian Youth

As a valued Classroom Hero, your Super Powers allow Liberian Youth to realize their own Star Potential. For the past year, your commitment and support has given young men and women the means to learn valuable skills and build self-confidence. Now, as they look forward to graduation, they possess the  skills to succeed; you made that possible.[…]

UDS Training Center Powered By Solar

As a small and humble organization, our gratitude reaches beyond the stars everytime you make a dream come true. Our quest for solar started a year ago when our small group visited a farm in Carver, Minnesota that was fully operated by this renewable energy. This experience gave us the hope and inspiration to make this[…]

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,[…]

Thank You For Extraordinary 2018!!!

Your continued generous support gave Uniting Distant Stars their best year ever! As a result of your efforts, you accomplished the following: Raised $25,426! This is a record for our small organization. Compared to last year, you raised 28% more. Increased our Monthly Donors from three to seven. Also, please consider our Star Champion Monthly[…]