Graduate Reflection

by Abel Bijan Kabba, Plumbing Graduate At the Uniting Distant Stars, we believe that your positive action combined with positive thinking, your results will definitely be a success. Ooooh yeah, it’s remarkable to think that our past year in UDS has come to an end. But let’s take a moment to think about the time we[…]

Please Meet Your Graduates, Viola and Anthony

Your investment in Liberian Youth pays a dividend of marketable talent ready to make a difference in their nation. We’d like to introduce you to two graduates whose lives were transformed because of you.  Viola Blaine is one of six who graduated with a Diploma in Cosmetology on April 13, 2019 at the Uniting Distant Stars Vocational Training Center (UDSVTC) in Liberia. She is 40[…]

UDS Presents the 2018-2019 Graduating Class

You brought so much joy and gratitude to your graduates who received their diplomas in eight trades on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  The celebration started on Friday, April 12, at their class party held at our center. The student council initiated a project to make white polo shirts with the UDS logo and their names underneath it.[…]

Save the Date for May 4 Fundraising Event

You are cordially invited to a fundraising event hosted by Beyan Gonowolo, UDS Board Member & Outreach Coordinator. Theme: Education is Better than Silver & GoldVenue: Equinox Apartments Residence Lounge at 2808 Silver Ln, Saint Anthony, MN, 55421​Day & Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 6 PM to 8 PMLocation: St. Anthony, MNDetails: Refreshments & snacks provided along with a short presentation about[…]

Your 1st Quarter Accomplishments

With graduation just around the corner, it is important to pause and highlight what you helped Uniting Distant Stars accomplish in the first quarter of 2019: Over 40 participates received Permaculture Design Certification training in January. Two of the graduates implemented the tools of this training to be self-sufficient. A young woman returned to her family[…]

Congrats to the UDS Kickball and Football Teams

Your students took to the fields on March 28 and 29 to participate in their first Inter-Vocational Kickball and Football (aka soccer) Tournament held at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC). This tourney brought together 8 schools with UDS being the newest and smallest. Our teams played their hearts out during this two-day tournament with UDS Kickball team[…]

Meet Marron Zor, Computer Student

Your generous giving changes the lives of young men and women participating in our vocational training program. Marron Zor enrolled in our computer course one year ago with no prior experience. She first connected with me on Messenger in August 2018. The students were learning Microsoft Word at that time, and she explained how she[…]

Graduation & Student Recruitment Update

Our soon-to-be graduates called a general meeting on Wednesday, March 20, to ask for their commencement ceremony to be rescheduled from March 31 to April 13. The reason for this change is about graduation fees. They have sponsors to help them, but they receive their salaries at the end of the month. The students worked hard during[…]

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[…]