Self-Taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

This is a lovely video showing the power of innovation, persistence, and talent.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. 

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey – experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.” (YouTube)

Keep inventing. Onwards!

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One Response to Self-Taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

  1. Trudy says:

    The story about Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus) is featured on the website along with many other stories about – cool stuff kids do – from around the globe. The site curates stories about amazing things kids do, that make a positive dint in the world.

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