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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Cosmetology Students Learning While Earning Money

It has been an exciting new year for our cosmetology course. First, Roseline Sonday, Student Coordinator & Cosmetology Teacher’s Assistant, recruited a new instructor, Felton Waydiyee Fouah, because he has a broader set of skills that will benefit our 11 students. Mr. Fouah assessing the work of a student as she plaits (braids) the hair[…]

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[…]

A Donor’s Words of Encouragement

One of our great joys is hearing from you, our esteemed Star Supporters and Classroom Heroes. Recently, a sustaining donor from Colorado responded to our Thank You and said the following: “You are the one to be thanked for your dedication in this area of need. Kelvin Fomba is such an outstanding leader across the ocean. All the[…]

New Student Orientation

Our team in Liberia have been working double time to prepare the graduation for our 2017 students, and to recruit new students for 2018 term. On Saturday, March 17th, a new student orientation was held for 65 recruits. Our new students will start classes on March 19th, in the following courses: Catering Computers Cosmetology Electricity Hotel[…]

Your Copy of the 2015/2016 Annual Report is Here

As an all-volunteer organization, we are grateful for all those who contributed to our final 2015/2016 Annual Report. This report will give you an: Overview of our project during this two-year period;  Inspirational testimonials from four of our students; Summary of the financial report showcasing how your support made a difference; And much more. Please enjoy[…]

You received a Thank You from Liberia

Uniting Distant Stars Liberian Co-Founder and Country Director Kelvin Fomba has a message to share to You, our valued Star Supporter. Hello, UDS Team in the U.S. and around the world. First of all, we say, “thanks and appreciation for your wonderful support!” The Liberia Team has worked nonstop with the renovations because our old learning[…]