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[…]

You Can Help Uniting Distant Stars “Pass It On”

You are champions of our cause as Classroom Heros and Star Supporters for our ambitious youth in Liberia. Your dedication and continuous support provide these young people with the right stuff to succeed. We are excited to share this video initiated by one of youth volunteers–Gabrielle Shamblott (left), a senior high school student in Minnesota, who reached out to some of you for individual[…]

Your Classroom Hero Super Powers at Work

Your big-heartedness and generosity as a Classroom Hero are having a lasting impact on the Liberian youth you serve! Kelvin Fomba (UDS Co-Founder & Director), Dauda Dassin (UDS Carpenter), and other UDS leaders recently built an electrical lab for our electrician students, thanks to your investments! This lab will allow our students to install lights, switches & outlets, and[…]

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[…]

Young Leaders Series: Taking an ordinary career and making it extraordinary.

This summer we will be focusing on three amazing young leaders and what they have done to make this a better world. We are excited to start this series with one of our STAR leaders, who is Gradieh Wreh. She wears many hats with Uniting Distant Stars by serving as a founding board member, donor[…]