You Are Making a Big Difference for Liberian Youth

Your continued support of Liberian Youth is changing their lives for the better. You may not fully appreciate your impact, but what you have accomplished in helping these ambitious young men and women gain marketable skills at our training center is paramount to their success. On Saturday, October 13, 2018, the Honorable Jackson George, Consul[…]

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[…]

Making UDS Known to the Surrounding Community

Our team in Liberia works tirelessly each day to ensure your investment is making a lasting impact on the youth we serve. They deploy various marketing strategies to raise our profile in the community and pique the curiosity of people passing by our center. It is important that we connect with the community because they[…]

Working Together For a Better Future

As a valued member of the Uniting Distant Stars (UDS) Community, you are contributing to the change and growth of young men and women in Liberia. Your investment in their education at our vocational training center is allowing them to gain valuable and marketable skills in trade careers. Your support means everything to them because you want to see them succeed.   The[…]

Empowering Youth with Solar Power Initiative

One of our greatest challenges in Liberia is reliable electricity. We are connected to a grid in our community, but the main transformer has had several power outages and surges that force us to use our backup generator. This increases our monthly electricity expenses and damaged some of our equipment.  In January 2018, we visited one of our supporters[…]

The Rock Insurance Agency Sponsors VocTech Student

We are grateful to meet with Chris Lohrey who founded The Rock Insurance Agency to support causes in Liberia. He recently sponsored an electrician student, Joshua M. Jackson, who completed our assessment test earlier this year but could not raise the funds to attend. He dropped out of school in the eighth grade but knows[…]

Students Gain Valuable Skills From Knowledgeable Instructors

A key component to the success of our vocational training program is our instructors. Each instructor enjoys imparting knowledge from what they have learned and mastered throughout their career to their students. Kelvin Fomba, Co-Founder & Director in Liberia, enjoys sharing his knowledge as the Auto Mechanics and Computers instructor. He is a seasoned mechanic working with[…]

Meet our Web Designer, Rachel Smith

Like any non-profit organization, we benefit from the talent and hard work of our dedicated volunteers. Rachel Smith is one of our fabulous volunteers! It was during our first Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event in May 2016 that Rachel became interested in our organization. She had recently graduated from Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC)[…]

A Surprise Visit from a Long-Time Supporter

We encourage and welcome people to visit our vocational training center in Liberia because seeing is believing. On Sunday, June 3, it was a pleasure to receive a visit from one of our long-time supporters, Jasoe Sharpe. She has been part of the UDS family since 2012 before we even became an official non-profit. She discovered[…]

Plumbing Can Be Fun

Our 16 new plumbing students started March 20, and we are grateful to have one young woman enrolled in this course for the second consecutive year. The students’ learning is mixed with classroom time and practical experience. Their instructor Emmanuel Somah finds different ways for them to apply their skills. For example, in April, our instructor asked if he[…]