Backpacks for Peace: Project Report

Uniting Distant Stars (UDS) completed three months of the Backpacks for Peace Service Learning Project on May 22, 2015. This post includes the project report compiled by Kelvin Fomba, UDS Co-Founder and Country Director in Liberia. This was reviewed with and edited by Heather Cannon-Winkelman, UDS Co-Founder and Executive Director in the U.S. As we[…]

Backpacks for Peace: First Month Project Report

Uniting Distant Stars (UDS) completed the first month of the Backpacks for Peace Service Learning Project on March 20, 2015. This blog post shares the project report from Kelvin Fomba, UDS Co-Founder and Country Director in Liberia.  Kelvin Fomba (brown shirt) interacting with our students’ while they wash the plastic squares. First of all, we[…]

Launched Backpacks for Peace Service Learning Project on 02/23/15

There is nothing better than seeing an idea become a reality! After tireless hours of planning and fundraising by our teams in Liberia and the U.S., we launched the Backpacks for Peace Service Learning Project on Monday, February 23, 2015. We have embarked on a three-month training program that will teach 20 youth in Liberia[…]

Press Release: Grant from Sundance Family Foundation, 2015 Board Officers and more.

Minnesota, February 2, 2015: on Saturday, January 24, 2015, Uniting Distant Stars (UDS) received our first grant from Sundance Family Foundation for $3,000. This grant was given to UDS to support our Backpacks for Peace service learning project in Liberia.  This project is part of an Ebola Recovery initiative for the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Youth Festival.[…]