Meet Uniting Distant Stars 2018 Board Officers

We are excited to announce our 2018 Board Officers who were elected during our annual meeting on December 16, 2017. Philip Kaleewoun II will be taking the helm as the board chair for the coming year. He has served on our board since 2015. Both Adam Pederson and Diane Anastos will reprise their roles as[…]

Watch Our Team Build a BioSands Filter

Learning a skill is important, but applying a skill is necessary; only through practice does something become a strength and empowering resource. Our Co-Founder & Director, Kelvin Fomba, recently worked with our team in Liberia to build a water filter and mold, just one week after completing the BioSands training process (by “Friendly Water for the World“). Kelvin downloaded[…]

Giving Thanks to You Today and Everyday

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving, we extend our bighearted Thanks to You for supporting ambitious Liberian Youth! Your unending kindness, generosity, encouragement, and dedication to providing vocational training to Young Liberians are changing their lives for the better. You empower the children, young men and women you serve to reach for the Stars and discover their potential. On this Thanksgiving[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

A Gather of the Stars – Be Inspired

Thank you for attending our first house party “A Gathering of the Stars” on September 18th, 2017! You raised $475 for our Become a Classroom Hero campaign from this stellar event, which featured delicious food, great networking, and being inspired to support Liberian youth. We all appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to meet our fabulous board and to[…]

2016 School Supplies Drive- Donor Recognition!

WARMEST THANKS TO OUR “2016 SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE” STELLAR SUPPORTERS: Thank you Tracy Bishop, Julie Bland, Jeff Brown, and Ten Thousand Villages, for your generous donations! As promised, you are being mentioned as our featured donors for this campaign, because you contributed significantly to our 2016 School Supplies Drive this year! You played a key[…]