Coastal Connections

Written by Crystal Soderberg, UDS Communications & Outreach Coordinator This past December, 75 Uniting Distant Stars members (both students and staff) were had the opportunity to embark on a two-day field trip to a satellite tech-school in Buchanan Grand Bassa County! Thanks to the generosity of our donors and one¬†very¬†giving sponsor, it was possible to[…]

Backpacks for Peace: Project for Learning and Giving

In the spirit of this season of giving, we welcome your contribution to inspire 20 youth in making 300 Backpacks for Peace through our innovative training program. The cost of making a backpack is approximately $10, so a generous gift of $50 will get us that much closer to our goal. For the second year[…]

Reflection

January has been busy preparing for yet another exciting year. As we look ahead to our plans for 2014, we also reflect back on what we accomplished since our beginnings in 2012. It was reassuring to see that our humble organization is making progress that is small-small (an expression used in Liberia). This post highlights[…]

Liberian Youth Define Leadership Qualities

Since our return from Liberia in September, we have been reviewing the data we gathered from the young men and women who participated in our two-day workshop. One of the documents that our young participants completed was a pre-workshop information form. This form listed ten questions focusing on problem solving, helping others, character building and[…]

Campaign: Youth Leadership Workshop on Innovative Creative and Innovative Thinking – Liberia

Globally, civil wars have stripped many young people in developing nations of their childhood and sometimes their humanity.  Conditioned by what they witnessed or by direct involvement as conscripted child soldiers, many still resort to violence as the preferred means of resolving conflict and solving problems.  During peacetime, they are easily persuaded to participate in[…]