Meet Uniting Distant Stars 2018 Board Officers

We are excited to announce our 2018 Board Officers who were elected during our annual meeting on December 16, 2017. Philip Kaleewoun II will be taking the helm as the board chair for the coming year. He has served on our board since 2015. Both Adam Pederson and Diane Anastos will reprise their roles as[…]

Watch Our Team Build a BioSands Filter

Learning a skill is important, but applying a skill is necessary; only through practice does something become a strength and empowering resource. Our Co-Founder & Director, Kelvin Fomba, recently worked with our team in Liberia to build a water filter and mold, just one week after completing the BioSands training process (by “Friendly Water for the World“). Kelvin downloaded[…]

You’d Love This Mango Pie!

Our Cookbook team held a tasty meeting on December 1st, and tried the latest recipe: Mango Pie! This was made by Mary Rosendahl, our project lead. She used fresh mangos and added a blended flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. This was devoured by all at the meeting, and will definitely be added to the final[…]

Giving Thanks to You Today and Everyday

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving, we extend our bighearted Thanks to You for supporting ambitious Liberian Youth! Your unending kindness, generosity, encouragement, and dedication to providing vocational training to Young Liberians are changing their lives for the better. You empower the children, young men and women you serve to reach for the Stars and discover their potential. On this Thanksgiving[…]

UDS Completed BioSand Water Filtration Training

Our team completed their six days of training on November 18 with Friendly Water of the World. This training provided a great deal of knowledge about clean water and how to use the filtration system to remove harmful pathogens. We are extremely grateful to our two sponsors, Yeamah Brewer and John Buettner, who helped cover our team’s food[…]

Shop & Support Uniting Distant Stars

Please join us at the Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event in St. Paul on December 1, 5 PM to 8 PM. They will donate a portion of their product sales to Uniting Distant Stars. Buy Fair Trade Handmade Gifts for the upcoming holidays & support our programs educational & vocational training programs in Liberia, West Africa. You can be[…]

A Gather of the Stars – Be Inspired

Thank you for attending our first house party “A Gathering of the Stars” on September 18th, 2017! You raised $475 for our Become a Classroom Hero campaign from this stellar event, which featured delicious food, great networking, and being inspired to support Liberian youth. We all appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to meet our fabulous board and to[…]

Become a Classroom Hero

DONATE NOW!        GOAL: $7,200     RAISED: $202  Here is YOUR chance to change the world– Become a Classroom Hero for Liberian Youth Today! Are you ready to support the aspirations of young Liberians and help them achieve their goals? Then this is your chance to Become a Classroom Hero for Liberian Youth attending our[…]

Your Investment in Students is Returning Smiles of Success

June 2nd, 2017, marked our four-year anniversary as an official non-profit organization. Your generous contributions each year have made a profound difference in the lives of children and youth in Liberia. Your gracious commitment to walk this journey with us in building and growing a grassroots organization allows us to serve ambitious and eager Liberian[…]

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Building Skills, Changing Lives

It has been nearly a month since we started vocational training classes at the Uniting Distant Stars Training Center. We started with eight courses and hope to add two more once we get enough students enrolled. Our students receive a combination of theory and practical application in each course to help them better understand both[…]