17 November 2012

DJ Focus ~ Sierra Leone's Kelvin Doe @ MIT!

DJ Focus -- i.e. teenager Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone -- is the youngest person ever invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. Why? He 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, [now 15 year old] Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music."
Plus check this CNN What's Next piece DIY Africa: Empowering a new Sierra Leone by MIT Media Lab's David Sengeh on Innovate Salone...
"The youth of Sierra Leone are ready and capable of transforming their country. By providing them with resources and creative freedom, we can spark the joy of discovery that results in innovation and ultimately, national development."
Help support Innovate Salone's escalation.

4 comments:

Alnasir acnibo said...

Kelvin Doe is a reminder to the world of humanity the west and the rest of the world has forgotten to help and enable. I just wonder why is the west especially USA who are Going solar big time next 4 years, not using the Aid to solar power undeveloped countries like sierra Leone.the financial aid is a mirage in Africa. You never see it.
Maybe if you approach the Aga Khan Development network,one of the largest NGO in the world whose efforts are to uplift the marginalized in developing countries.they can partner with USA to make a difference and get Kelvin the education he needs in one of their academies.
Good luck and god bless.
I am originally from east Africa.
Alnasir@live.ca
Alnasir.acnibo.com
Alnasir.acnibo@gmail.com

Trudy Graham said...
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Trudy Graham said...

Joost,
I have featured the story about Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus) on the website fingerprintprojects.com along with many other stories about cool stuff kids do from around the world. I am curating stories about the cool stuff kids do that make a dint in the world.
I am currently reading "Creating Innovators". Congratulations on the outstanding work you do with young people, particularly the examples profiled in the book. Warm regards, Trudy

Trudy Graham said...

Joost,
I have featured the story about Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus) on the website fingerprintprojects.com along with many other stories about cool stuff kids do from around the world. I am curating stories about the cool stuff kids do that make a dint in the world.
I am currently reading "Creating Innovators". Congratulations on the outstanding work you do with young people, particularly the examples profiled in the book. Warm regards, Trudy
Warm regards, Trudy