At the age of 16, Kelvin Doe is a self-taught engineer and inventor from Freetown in Sierra Leone that has even amazed the brilliant minds at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was able to create a homemade battery, studio generator and transistor radio with broken equipment he found in the trash without any formal training. Kelvin uses his inventions to create and power a local radio station where he performs under the DJ Focus moniker and uses the batteries that he created out of soda, metal and acid to power homes in his neighborhood.
Kelvin Doe should serve as a great inspiration to us all. His story is a reminder that if you posses the attributes of determination, ingenuity and intellect, you have all that you will ever need to turn your dreams into reality. What he accomplished at such a young age is worthy of every bit of praise and attention he receives and I only hope that Kelvin is able to continue to build on his remarkable achievements. The test of time and consistency is one that child prodigies sometimes have a tough time passing.
Keep up the great work Kelvin, you are making Sierra Leone and the people of African descent across the globe proud! Learn more about Kelvin’s story by watching the outstanding and informative video below.