An Expression of Gratitude by Abu B Kiawu

Your continued generosity flows like a river of opportunity for aspiring young Liberian men and women. One of our graduates Abu B Kiawu, who rode your current of hope, posted his inspiring testimony on Facebook of his journey with Uniting Distant Stars. He gave us permission to share his eloquently written message of gratitude: You made Abu’s journey[…]

You Improved Our Computer Lab

As a valued Star Supporter, you improve the learning environment for our ambitious students. In the last newsletter we shared the story of Adam Pederson’s Facebook Fundraiser for our computer lab. We combined the $2,020 raised from his two donors with the $180 from Florkime Paye’s Facebook Fundraiser (the remainder went towards the graduation) earlier this year to purchase additional[…]

Many Thanks to Adam Pederson’s Facebook Fundraiser

A nice way to start your morning is to get a text message asking, “Hey! Have you checked out UDS’s Facebook today?” This is how Adam Pederson, UDS Board Secretary, contacted me on March 6th. I immediately went to our Facebook Page and noticed Adam created a fundraiser to raise $2,000 for our computer lab. Within in two days[…]

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[…]

UDS Graduation Update

We announced in our February 24th, 2018, eNewsletter that the UDS commencement ceremony would be held on March 3rd. The students held an emergency meeting that day to ask to reschedule graduation March 24th. They needed more time to plan for their special day. Our students are extremely proud of their achievements and they want to commemorate[…]

Your Students are Hard at Work as Graduation Nears

“Uniting Distant Stars believes in practical experience. Our students are so happy when they can do their practicals daily. They know graduation is nearing and learning everything they need to know before they receive their diploma. Good Luck students, you have UDS blessing already.” by Kelvin Fomba, USD Co-Founder & Director. Can you believe it has[…]

Is Spring Time Here?

By Crystal Soderberg, Uniting Distant Stars Communication & Volunteer Coordinator Not quite! However, our current students’ graduation is coming up March 3, which means we are now accepting new students for this spring! Not only do we have information sessions and aptitude tests ready to be scheduled, but we have a tremendous deal going on[…]

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[…]

Our Heartfelt Thank You to Florkime Paye!!!

We were honored to have our former board member, Florkime Paye, host a Facebook Fundraiser on the behalf of Uniting Distant Stars for her birthday last month. Her campaign raised $335 from family and friends that will go towards the vocational training of ambitious young people in Liberia. Florkime, we give you are bighearted Thank You for your continued dedication and support of[…]

You Made Our “Plumbing Learn Lab” Possible!

Your superpowers as a Classroom Hero, allowed Uniting Distant Stars to build a Plumbing Learning Lab for our students. This lab is adjacent to our main building and gives our students that opportunity to lay pipe and install commodes, sinks, and tubs as they would for a home or office building. Your generosity has empowered these students[…]