Inspiring Story of A 15-Year-Old Self-Taught African Teen Engineer

October 5, 2015

Completely focused and determined to make a change in his community, 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe, a self-taught engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone, has wowed industry leaders in the U.S.

As part of his craft, Kelvin 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 recently became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner's Program” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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. Watch the video below and learn his story.