I first learned about Kelvin Doe while browsing on you tube looking for inspirational stories that would inspire my kids. For those of you who are not familiar with his story, check out the video below. Kelvin, a proud citizen of Sierra Leone, and happens to have a natural knack with all things electronic. He is an inventor. He is mostly known for building an am/fm radio, a generator, and a battery mechanism which provided a light source in homes throughout his community. All of his inventions were originally created with scrap parts.
David Sengeh, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate and PhD Candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), met Kelvin through a non profit organization called Global Minimum Inc., where he serves as president. Global Minimum (GMin) is a international organization that encourages young innovators and leaders in Africa to tackle challenges that are affecting their communities. GMin provides enabling tools,workshops, mentorships, and resources that equip young people in Africa to take their future into their own hands. David is currently designing wearable mechanical interfaces that improve comfort for amputees.
This is an awesome story! Check it out in detail and share with your kiddos when you can!