15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T. Harvard graduate's unique speech 2 days ago   10:07

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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.

Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/karen-kilberg/kpei-ragga

Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn (http://www.adamcohn.com/) and Paula Aguilera


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Comments 8317 Comments

Palace
would love to meet him! you guys should have "great people outpost" where people all over the world can come and show off their "talents" that would be awesome. and plus you could have more than one!
Johnny rubbers Brothers mother
And this is how great people are born
janithemani
dis guy doe
azurrararar
this kid would be very beneficial to his community. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!! he created something with very little resources. 
sunny kiri
So interesting to see African boy doing this great innovation
sunny kiri
So interesting to see African boy doing this great innovation
Meshari AlMisnad
Great People Love you my african brothers :)
Cory Goulet
Thank you Kelvin!
Rafael Borja
He's amazing, to help doing this in his community and many others like his; it is really important to give them material so they can work. Especially in poor places, it will be really important to show them how to build renewable energy.
oge phil
Amazing Story!!!!
Anarchon
I believe all children have prodigy-like skill hidden within in them but rarely does it get noticed or facilitated early in life. School comes first in our society but schools don't give a shit about your individuality, it doesn't give a shit about your weaknesses, it drills you until you can show the teacher at least a 5/10. We call this education, if we stopped putting kids in factory like environments of knowledge and observed them from their youth we would change the world for good.
solTri
Real life Tony Stark. I'm really happy that we have such people in this world and I hope you will reach your goals. This video really made me cry in the end. Let's try to improve our world all together!
Lakshan Danushka
Those "rich" rappers should give some cash money to this little guy
Louis Cyr
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo ! RESPECT for this young man. Thank to the teacher. Beautiful story.
John Loukoum
Be creative and inspiring just because you want to live like the rest , make your world better , help people to feel better . No money out of it , just "survival" . So happy to see that there are still ppl who actually are humans with the whole terminology of the world .
Matt
One of the most inspirational videos I have ever watched. Track his progress!
cerise zo
here solar energy electricity where I live Monterrey Mexico, it's very crowded with people but also, lots of pollution, we need more trees and more renewable energy instead of more pollution. Love your video thanks :)
Calvin Wong
.... technology is still mystery to me
Daniel Boelke
We need teachers that care about the students and challenge them to go past the standards and shoot for the stars! In any subject and career the student is interested in.
TheDMPrecords
good job
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Harvard graduate's unique speech 15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T. 2 days ago   05:11

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