Kelvin Doe is a little genius straight from Sierra Leone. At 13 he was already building batteries and electric generators for his entire village, today at 15 he became the youngest guest of MIT, one of the most prestigious American universities.

 

It’s a story worthy of a novel. Starting from nothing, Kelvin Doe managed to get out of his small village in Sierra Leone to be invited by the University of MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology), specializing in science and technology. And if he did, the boy owes no one. This autodidact started at the age of 13 to build batteries for his house which does not have electricity. By recovering several components found in the trash, it combines after several tests of acid, soda and metal in a cup, its first battery is made. The gifted child then builds a generator for his whole village which will come to supply himself with electricity at his home.

Very quickly, Kelvin Doe created his own radio station and then became DJ Focus, hosting programs and carrying out interviews with the help of his friends. “Having a radio in our community allows us to discuss the problems affecting our village, but also Sierra Leone as a whole,” he said. His exploits were discovered during the “Innovate Salone” competition, initiated by David Sengeh, a MIT student from Sierra Leone, which aims to ask high school students in the country to find solutions to the problems of their daily lives. DJ Focus, is then invited by David Sengeh to come and discover MIT for two weeks

 

. At 15, he became the youngest to be invited. During his trip to New York in September, the boy even met the president of Harvard. “He will soon be part of MIT residents as part of our international development initiative and a guest of the Harvard School of Engineering. He will acquire more practical knowledge to be able to help his community. Confided David Sengeh. An extraordinary boy who has already conquered the Internet with his story.

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Comme beaucoup de personnes j’ai connu l’Afrique à travers des stéréotypes : l’Afrique est pauvre, il y a la guerre, famine… Je suis devenu entrepreneur pour briser ces clichés et participer à la construction du continent. J’ai lancé plusieurs entreprises dont Kareea (Formation et développement web), Tutorys (Plate-forme de e-learning), AfrikanFunding (Plate-forme de crowdfunding). Après un échec sur ma startup Tutorys, à cause d’une mauvaise exécution Business, un manque de réseau, pas de mentor, je suis parti 6 mois en immersion dans l’écosystème Tech au Sénégal. J’ai rencontré de nombreux entrepreneurs passionnés, talentueux et déterminés. A mon retour sur Paris je décide de raconter leur histoire en créant le média AfrikaTech. L'objectif est de soutenir les entrepreneurs qui se battent quotidiennement en Afrique en leur offrant la visibilité, les connaissances, le réseautage et les capitaux nécessaires pour réussir. L'Afrique de demain se construit aujourd'hui ensemble. Rejoignez-nous ! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/boubacardiallo

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