Sierra Leonean teen uses trash materials to invent power-generator, radio transmitter, others – Pictures & Video


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 nickname, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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.

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Kelvin Doe

15-year-old Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe holding his power generator

Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe

Another power generator by Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe visits New York with David Sengeh during his time at MIT

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