Meet Elijah Kotee, Catering Student

As graduation nears, one of our catering students, Elijah Kotee, landed a job at a local restaurant on the junction of UN Drive & Camp Johnson Road. This is a stepping stone in establishing his catering business. When talking with Elijah, he had this to say about his experience: “This is why I am telling people about the[…]

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,[…]

UDS 2019/2020 Student Recruitment

UDS launched our student recruitment by participating in three radio talk shows: Radio Advent (93.7) on February 12, United Methodist Radio (98.7) on February 13, and Truth FM (96.1) on February 15. For each talk show, our team consisted of students and staff to explain our program and the benefits of enrolling as a student.[…]

Your Students’ Final Projects

Unbelievable! The final month of the 2018/2019 term closes on February 28. Indeed, your continued support of young men and women gave them the means to complete their final projects. This article focuses on your cosmetology and plumbing students. First, your cosmetology students worked diligently in performing facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair styling. As a[…]

Empowered Liberian Youth

As a valued Classroom Hero, your Super Powers allow Liberian Youth to realize their own Star Potential. For the past year, your commitment and support has given young men and women the means to learn valuable skills and build self-confidence. Now, as they look forward to graduation, they possess the  skills to succeed; you made that possible.[…]

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 Training Center Powered By Solar

As a small and humble organization, our gratitude reaches beyond the stars everytime you make a dream come true. Our quest for solar started a year ago when our small group visited a farm in Carver, Minnesota that was fully operated by this renewable energy. This experience gave us the hope and inspiration to make this[…]

UDS Students Certified in Permaculture Design

Our first permaculture training successfully ended on January 16, 2019. Last week, we shared photos and information about the first five days of training. This week’s article focuses on the remaining four days of the Permaculture Design Certification Training. Day 6 – Polyculture & Introduction to Group Projects Bruce Blair (Board Member & Trainer for SLFND) demonstrated[…]