Announcing Upcoming Vocational Training Schedule

As we near the end of another one-year term of our vocational training courses, we wanted to announce the following schedule: 2019/2020 VoTech student recruitment starts the end of January. Stay tuned to the radio airwaves in Liberia for more information. 2018/2019 VoTech classes end February 28. 2019/2020 VoTech classes start around the second week of[…]

Recognizing Kelvin Fomba For His Dedicated Service

During the presentation of the Permaculture Design Certificates on January 16, Rev. Samuel Enders of the African Dream Academy paused to recognize Kelvin Fomba, UDS Co-Founder & Director. Rev. Enders acknowledged Kelvin’s dedicated service to educating and training of Liberian Youth. He started by highlighting Kelvin’s commitment and sacrifice to ensure the doors are open each day.  Please listen[…]

Two New Computers for UDS Training Lab

Our heartfelt Thanks to our long-standing supporter, Julie B. from Oklahoma! She gave a generous donation of $500 during our Give to the Max Day and selected to purchase two computers from our Become a Classroom Hero donation page. Earlier this month (January 2019), we purchased two new used desktops for our computer training lab. As a[…]

UDS Students Working the Soil

Happy New Year! 2019 began on a high note with the Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) training starting on January 7. This training equips people with the knowledge and skills needed to implement a project for food security. First, the PDC training teaches our students about available resources–organic material and soil–to use for sustainable living. Second,[…]

Wishing You a Happy New Year!

Your continued passion and service made 2018 our best year yet! As we move into 2019, your generosity will make the following possible: a graduation celebration for current eligible students in late March or early April new vocational training students for the 2019/2020 one-year term small social enterprises for sustainable day-to-day operations All the Uniting Distant Stars[…]

Thank You For Extraordinary 2018!!!

Your continued generous support gave Uniting Distant Stars their best year ever! As a result of your efforts, you accomplished the following: Raised $25,426! This is a record for our small organization. Compared to last year, you raised 28% more. Increased our Monthly Donors from three to seven. Also, please consider our Star Champion Monthly[…]

Never Take 24/7 Electricity for Granted

As you know, one of our greatest challenges is reliable electricity. In late November, the transformer blew-out near our center. Additionally, the company said it would not be fixed until February. Previously, the transformer failed numerous times in the last three years. However, it never took this long to be repaired.  Due to this issue, we purchased a[…]

Enthusiastic Discussion with Osseo Students

I served as the guest speaker at the Osseo Secondary Transition Center’s (OSTC) Large Group Activity on November 21. This school serves students ages 17 to 21 with varying abilities and disabilities. OSTC provides students needed assistance to transition from school to life. Also, their programs include expanding interpersonal and job skills and building confidence. This is why[…]

UDS Students Doubling Their Efforts

Your generous support of 150 students enrolled in one of eight courses gives them the learning equipment, materials, and tools they need to spend at least 85% of their course time doing practicals. Can you believe that November 20 marked the eighth month of their year-long program? Well, our students know the clock is running[…]

Power of Sharing Knowledge

In our October 11 article, “Making UDS Known to the Surrounding Community,” we highlighted the different marketing strategies employed to encourage people to stop and visit our center. One strategy involves our students doing their practicals outside our center and this gets us noticed. An example of this occurred on November 21. A 68-year-old Ghana man named Joseph[…]