Your Next Classroom Hero Experience Begins

For the past two years, your generous giving as a Classroom Hero provided vocational training opportunities for over 200 students and helped 150 graduate in their given trades in 2018 and 2019. You are invited to continue this journey as we launch our Classroom Hero Annual Campaign to support our third cohort of students. You[…]

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[…]

Let There Be Light!

By Adam Pederson, UDS Board Secretary This past January, the students enrolled in Uniting Distant Stars electrician program assisted in installing the first stage of the long-awaited solar panels of the learning center in Monrovia. With the assistance of Taleance T Tokpah (who was the vendor from T & T Solar Tech and a technician himself) guiding them along the way,[…]

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[…]

Thank You For Your Gift of Learning!

We greatly appreciate your support on Giving Tuesday! As a result, you raised $420 on Facebook. Despite our best efforts, we did not benefit from the matching funds from PayPal. In fact, the number of donations within seconds of event start time exhausted the funds. To sum it up, every dollar of your donation goes[…]

Successful Dinner & Movie Fundraiser

Thank you to Tashie George of IfriMarket for hosting and sponsoring a successful Dinner & Movie fundraiser on November 3. Thank you to our Classroom Heroes who raised $635 to support Liberian Youth in our training courses. Thank you to Taste of Africa for the second (or third) helpings of delicious food. And thank you to the cast and crew of the Out of My[…]

Shine a Light on Education Fundraiser in New York City

Uniting Distant Stars made its debut in the Big Apple with the well-organized efforts of Adam Pederson, Board Secretary. He worked with a friend to host a fundraiser on October 19 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM in Manhattan’s East Village. He found donated items such as African Art and modern abstract paintings for the silent auction. There was[…]

A Dinner & Movie Fundraiser – November 3 – 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

You are cordially invited to a Dinner & Movie Fundraising organized by Tashie George, owner of IfriMart. This is your time to stay up late, eat delicious Liberian Cuisine, and watch a compelling movie as daylight savings occurs overnight. The featured movie is Out of My Hand (PG-13): a film about “a struggling Liberian rubber plantation worker risks everything to discover a new life as[…]

New School Year for our Academic Scholarship Students

Our scholarship students returned to school after a two-month break. 2018 marks our eighth year of matching generous sponsors to eager students attending primary and secondary schools. Our four sponsors are supporting 17 students in grades Kindergarten 2 (Liberia has two kindergarten levels) to 12th. Total tuition for the 2018/2019 school year is $4,570.  Our 12th grader Deborah[…]

Meet Volunteer, Mckenna Schmidt!

Volunteers near and far help Uniting Distant Stars stay on course in serving children and youth in Liberia. Mckenna Schmidt is one of those amazing volunteers who joined our team in April as an editor and writer. She was highly recommended by our board member, Anna Bertch. She is interested in helping write content to update our website and use her talents[…]