Meet Kelvin Doe the engineering Sierra Leone whiz kid on his visit to M.I.T
DURATION 10 MINUTES: It is always a pleasure to spot light a young inspirational genius. A few years ago, David Kamkwamba, the boy who harnessed the wind was the toast of the young genuises world. Today it is 15 year old Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone.
Kelvin Doe is described as “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.”
The short documentary clip above depicts how Kelvin’s talent came to the fore and led to an invitation to the MIT. The clip has garnered over 4 million hts alone on youtube and will surely serve as an inspiration for child genuises around the world.