Second Series: HOW TO FINALLY END POVERTY IN AFRICA AND MAKE US SUCCESSFUL – Kelvin Doe
NESSESITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
In the first series we were introduced to William Kamkwamba who changed the lives of people in his community by building a windmill, well today we have Kelvin Doe who is an inspirational young boy. He too transformed his community and inspired the world by getting a chance to travel to The United States, and giving a Ted Talk. Amazing stuff!.
These are exactly the young people who will transform the African continent and power the next wave of innovation that will pull the continent and its people from poverty.
Here is Kelvin Doe’s inspirational story:
Kelvin Doe born (26 October 1996) a.k.a “Dj focus” is an engineer in Sierra Leone. At the age of 13 he taught himself engineering and he built himself his own radio station in Sierra Leone, where he plays music and broadcasts news under the name “Dj Focus.” Doe built a generator from scrap metal and this qualified him as a finalist in Gmin’s Innovative Salone idea competition. Doe imagined scrap metal that was throne away as serving a function, and he would constantly use it to build transmitters and batteries.
His accomplishments led him to receive an invitation to the United States, and he became the youngest person in history invited to the “Visiting Practioner’s Program” at MIT. His accomplishments were documented by @radical.media and a video of this was uploaded on their corporate YouTube channel. The video went viral and was picked up by major news stations such as CNN, NBC News, the Huffignton Post. Following after, Doe spoke at TEDxTeen and gave a lecture to undergraduate engineering students at Harvard College.
Kelvin has made it his goal to promote innovation to the youth of Sierra Leone.
15 year old Kelvin Doe wowing M.I.T