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Self-taught African Teen became youngest Person to be invited to M.I.T.

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.

  • andrea flome

    haha, great kid! best: the part: “satisfaction guaranteed…”

  • steve

    truly impressive , kelvin you are an inspiration !

  • Andy Dowling

    Incredibly cool. Just goes to show that when there’s a will, there’s a way.

  • SteveProgress

    This kid is truly awesome..hmmmm something significantly newsworthy yet I wonder why I didn’t see him the news

  • Manuel Mateo

    This is amazing!!! Its the start of a revolution! We should get people like Kelvin to forward us to the future. People like him are going to make us prosper into a better and harmonious life.

Duration: 10:07
Country: Sierra Leone
Language: EN
CC available: EN
Resolution max: 1080p
Video Source: YouTube
Provided by: THNKR
Published on: 2012-11-21
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