Recently I came across a video, displayed below, of 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe who is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone, Africa who scours 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. “How do you transform societies where development and innovation are part of an intrinsic cultural fabric? How can you transform individuals from the passive role of users of technological advancements to active makers of the technology and solutions that will impact their nation? We believe the answer lies in the youth and by instilling in them passion for the ingenuity and the diligence, required for innovation.” – Innovate Salone, Crowdrise.
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. See the video here and additional resources below: