Kelvin Doe is someone that we all need to emulate.
- He started fixing radios (the most valuable commodity in his community) at 11 years old using scrap parts.
- He built his own FM radio station where he transmits his own popular show as “DJ Focus”.
- He is the youngest “Visiting Practitioner” in MIT history; part of the school’s International Development Initiative that allows international prodigy’s from different sectors to collaborate with their elite staff.
I’ve linked to two videos of his, starting with a short documentary when he was 15 visiting MIT for the first time:
Last at a TedxTeen talk:
Next time you think you’re at some kind of disadvantage that limits your chances at success because you grew up on the “wrong side of the tracks”, try to think of Kelvin and imagine where his future is going…
He claims he was “too young” to understand his limitations when building the transmitter for his FM radio station. Now that he understands perseverance and passion are key, he’ll never be weighed down by stereotypes.
I think we should all learn to be too young to know any better when it comes to our learned perceptions…
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