Winning Uniting Distant Stars Academy Quizzing Team

Winning Uniting Distant Stars Academy Quizzing Team

On July 2, 2022, the Uniting Distant Stars Academy Quizzing Team Won another cup during the Better Youth Liberia in Collaboration with Teen Girls Liberia quizzing competition in the 2021/22 Jr. High Division. Their coach/teacher, Tony Zowah–won Best Coach, and co-founder/director/teacher, Kelvin Fomba prepared this team for their win. The students worked hard and it paid off.

Please meet our quizzing team:
  • Angel Yah Zegban – 8th grade – Won Best in History
  • Arthur G. Masedyu – 9th grade – Won Best in Math
  • John k. Toway – 9th grade – Grammar
  • Prince Boakia – 8th grade – Science
  • Joshua Pewee – 7th grade – History
  • Peter L.Gbasyeh – 8th grade – History

Arthur G. Masedyu will be ending his 9th grade with UDSA and moving to high school for the next school year. We wish him all the best as he continues his education

Angel Yah Zegban has one more year with our academy and we hope she will continue to shine with her historical knowledge.

Support Us With Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

Support Us With Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

Have you heard of peer-to-peer fundraisers? Facebook Birthday Fundraisers are the easiest and most popular one to support Uniting Distant Stars. We are here to help you create a successful fundraiser. as follows:

  1. Use these instructions to set up the fundraiser on your desktop or phone/tablet.
  2. The July theme is Help Young Electricians Power the World to raise $1,200 for learning materials.
  3. Use the list below to determine the amount you want to raise and how your family and friends’ donations will be used to support Electrician students.
  4. Or you can raise funds for any of our courses or operations.

Thank you for including Uniting Distant Stars in your charitable giving! 

Electrician Learning Materials

  • $10.00 – Buys 2 packs of Wall Clips
  • $10.00 – Buys 2 packs of electrical screws
  • $20.00 – Buys one double throw 100 amp switch
  • $24.00 – Buys 12 rolls of electrical tape
  • $30.00 – Buys 10 single-pole light switches
  • $30.00 – Buys 10 double-pole light switches
  • $50.00 – Buys 25 light sockets
  • $50.00 – Buys one bundle of electrical pipe
  • $50.00 – Buys one roll of #12 wire AWG – need 6 rolls
  • $54.00 – Buys 18 receptacles or outlets
  • $60.00 – Buys 40 yards of # 8 wire
  • $60.00 – Buys one roll of #10 wire AWG – need 6 rolls
  • $62.50 – Buys 25 round boxes for ceiling lights
  • $80.00 – Buys two panel boxes
  • $80.00 – Buys 40 gang boxes for light switches

Good Wi-Fi! Virtual Fundraiser on April 3

Hello Uniting Distant Stars supporters! We have some exciting news! On April 3rd (5 to 6:30 PM), local New Orleans and hot club jazz musician Miss Myra will be playing a virtual show via Facebook to help fundraise for our computer lab that is needing updates and replacements.
 
During the Good Wi-Fi! Fundraiser, she will be playing a wide range of tunes and discussing with us some of the success stories UDS has produced so far from all of our Stars in the pursuit of providing affordable technical skills to young adults in Liberia.
 
BONUS: There will be awesome gifts and prizes awarded during the show! 
International Every Girl Wins awards Kelvin Fomba, Co-Founder & Director on 3/13/22

International Every Girl Wins awards Kelvin Fomba, Co-Founder & Director on 3/13/22

Uniting Distant Stars Co-Founder & Director in Liberia, Kelvin Fomba, was nominated by Branko Saah Tambah, long-time supporter, with the Dr. Ronald Kozachuk, “Male Civility Award” by International Every Girl Wins Day.

On March 13, 2022, International Every Girls Wins hosts the award ceremony virtually live from their Facebook Group. Please watch the ceremony from 10 AM  to noon CST (GMT-6). 

Below is the letter that Kelvin received about this award. Congrats, Kelvin, on a most deserved honor! 

2020 Electrician Graduate, Sourey Prosper Kamara Jr. Testimonial

You can be proud on how your support changed Uniting Distant Stars alumni, Sourey Prosper Kamara Jr., life. He received his Electrician Diploma in August 2020. Now he shares how your generosity helped him reach to a higher level.

I’m one of the beneficiaries of UDS. After the completion of my study at the UDS in the department of Electricity. I wrote the India government national exam and successfully passed. The India government gives me scholarship to study in India. I’m currently pursuing my B. Tech. In Electrical Engineering in India. Thank so much to the family of UDS for preparing me for the outside world. I’m grateful!

Sourey shared the photos below of him. Thank you so much for helping another Liberian Youth to reach for the stars and catch one! 

We Love When Alumni Stay On To Help

Uniting Distant Stars continues to refresh and improve our training center. Our co-founder & director, Kelvin Fomba, recruited some help from one your recent electrician graduates, Nuch Johnson, to help paint the logo on our fence.

Furthermore, we are always grateful when your graduates like, Nuch Johnson, stay on to help move Uniting Distant Stars forward.

Now that they finished the logo one the fence, we hope you will stop by and learn more about your programs. Thank you!

When Water No Longer Flows, Build a Well

For months, the Uniting Distant Stars center no longer received water from the city. While we waited for city’s system to be fixed, we fetched water from a nearby well. However, the well’s owner became weary of our water usage. So, Kelvin Fomba, Co-Founder & Director and his dedicated team decided to build our own.

Starting the last week of December, they started to build the culverts. Then dug the hole and placed the culverts in one by one. Next, the capped the top and installed the hand pump. On January 13, the well was ready for use.

As you can see in the photos and video below, your support gives our Liberian Team strength to get things done. Thank you so much for being our partners for doing good! Also, we need to Thank Kelvin, his team and Mohammed Gbettu for narrating the video below.