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[…]

Your Generous Gift At Work

Your compassionate giving opens doors for young Liberians who need support in furthering their educational goals. You have shared our journey of empowering Liberian Youth (children, teenagers, and young adults) in Liberia with educational resources (scholarships, school supply drives, etc), leadership development (youth virtual exchanges and workshops) and vocational training courses in the fields needed in[…]

This Could Have Been Me

By Kevin Nah, Uniting Distant Stars Intern from University of Minnesota Duluth For many of us, we have been fortunate enough to have access to quality education throughout our lives. The same opportunities we sometimes take for granted aren’t available to many others. Uniting Distant Stars is excellent when it comes to making education accessible to[…]

International UDS Board Meeting

This morning, an international UDS board meeting was held. Kelvin Fomba, along with Godfrey Solomon and Roseline Sonday shared the successes as well as the current obstacles at hand in Liberia with board UDS members on the American end (via Google Hangout). Kelvin brought to our attention the need for more materials for some of[…]


Small Steps Lead to Big Goals

When you set a goal, it is always recommended to outline the small steps you plan to take, in order to bring it to fruition. Somewhere along your journey, it’s natural to question when will you reach your destination; but, if you just keep walking, you will eventually see how every brave, thoughtful step worked together 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[…]

You make everything STARtacular!

You are moving mountains with your heartwarming generosity! You made #GivingTuesday a remarkable success. Not only did you help unlock the matching gift of $500, but you raised another $320. In other words, you raised $1,320 (24%) towards our $5,500 goal. It gets even better! One of our fabulous board members, Miriam Monono, started a[…]

Our Cup is Overflowing With Gratitude Because of You

Your endless kindness and generosity are appreciated, celebrated and rejoiced by children and youth you support in Liberia. You have given Liberian children and youth hope, joy and love. You have overflowed their cups with opportunities to discover and learn new knowledge and skills.  Thank you for supporting scholarship students! Thank you for providing young[…]