Meet Vocational Training Instructors

Meet Vocational Training Instructors

On October 31, Uniting Distant Stars Vocational Training Center held a general meeting. These meetings bring students and staff together to provide information and solicit feedback. Some shared how this is the first school they have attended in Liberia that “has so much respect for students”. Also, some commented on how this “is the only school that gets
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Liberia Youth Drive Their Success

Liberia Youth Drive Their Success

What makes Uniting Distant Stars unique to other vocational training programs? We take a bottom-up approach as follows: We listen to your students’ suggestions and implemented them from course options to learning labs. At the start of a new term, your students decide which course or course(s) they want to take. Your students plan the
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Your Electrician Graduate Landed a Job

Your Electrician Graduate Landed a Job

Don’t you love it when your generous giving changes a young person’s life for the better? Well, that is exactly what you did for Joseph P. Nathan!  Joseph lives in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. Like Monrovia, it is a port city but about two hours away. He heard about our vocational training program and relocated
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Your Students Complete 4 Weeks of Training

Your Students Complete 4 Weeks of Training

September 22, started a new term for a new group of students. In fact, many of your new students asked to start their practicals during the first week. For instance, the Event Decoration Students started making bangles on the second class day and sold them to other students. Just like that, they are learning a skill while earning some money. 
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Uniting Distant Stars Vocational Training Update

Uniting Distant Stars Vocational Training Update

In August, you celebrated the third group of vocational training graduates Then, we restarted recruiting for the fourth cohort. Now, we hope to start classes this month. Last month, Kelvin Fomba (Co-Founder & Director) went on the air. He also brought two alumni who work with UDS. First, Boakai Dillion, 2017/2018 graduate, works as the
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Uniting Distant Stars Academy Update

Uniting Distant Stars Academy Update

Liberia started re-opening schools for students in June. The seniors first came back in June and completed in August. Then the government implemented a staggered system for the rest of the students. For instance, different grade levels attend different time frames to promote social distancing. To summarize, the Infographic below provides the timeline for the
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Your Tailoring Student Giving Back

Your Tailoring Student Giving Back

You know your giving matters when a recipient pays it forward. During the early part of August, we started making masks for students. One of your graduates, Annita Johnney along with her instructor, Jerry Paypay, made over 500 masks. In fact, they used Kelvin Fomba’s (Liberian Co-Founder & Director) design he developed back in May.
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Support the 2020/2021 Students

Support the 2020/2021 Students

As we prepare for the start of the fourth vocational training cohort, you can help motivate them by donating to our annual campaign in providing the learning equipment, materials, and supplies they need to learn a valuable trade. We invite you to give either a one-time gift or become a monthly donor. Click either button
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Meet Your 2019/2020 Graduates

Meet Your 2019/2020 Graduates

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, 60 vocational training graduates arrived to receive their diplomas. Two others showed up that day to check-in and received their diplomas later in the week. Since the schools closed in March, some students left the city to spend time with their families in the interior. So, we could see additional graduates in
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Update on Liberian Schools

Update on Liberian Schools

How are you today? We hope you found ways to adapt to the new normal as we move forward with 2020. It seems like things change daily and we learn to adjust as needed. Again, your dedication to Liberian Youth allows UDS to be agile during these trying times. Thank you again for including UDS in your
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