Friday, January 4, 2013

Let's give it up...

I love to see when my people are making big leaps in the intellectual world. It is especially inspiring to see the young brother below making headlines:

Self-taught Sierra Leone Teen Wows M.I.T.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe 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, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. 

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at 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. 

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Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn ( and Paula Aguilera

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This child has a beautiful mind. I hope that Sierra Leone can see past the obstacles and enhance this boys greatness.  This is what we need to support as a nation. Not leasing land for chicken feed to be exploited by Western and Asian conglomerates.  This is the future of Sierra Leone, not mining the people out of their land.
(via 37thstate)

This is not the usual type of post but I just had to make it known. As always, Stay Kemetic...


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