15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T. October 2, 2019 100 By Ronny Jaskolski Related posts: 9-Yr-Old College Prodigy: Tanishq Abraham Joseph Schooling, the new Legend of the Rio Olympics 2016 MLTalks: Undocumented students, equal access to higher education, and Freedom University Georgia A Day in the Life: King’s College London Medical Student CategoryArticles BlogTagsadult education Africa change your mind child prodigy david sengeh drew faust educational video free education videos online generator Harvard idea show incredible innovate salone Inspirational inspiring people kelvin doe learning MIT mit media lab motivational online documentaries prodigies prodigy radio sierra leone think thinker thinkr thnk thnkr thnkrtv web series web tv shows west africa 100 Comments Chancepants says: June 19, 2013 at 5:52 am Good heart and a genius and nicest kid their is says hi to everyone he runs into coolest kid prodigy their is Reply Brennan Reichmann says: June 19, 2013 at 9:53 am let go of your ego, and work hard to demonstrate your declared genius. Reply K G says: June 19, 2013 at 5:10 pm they need food and water too though Reply Truman Sharp says: June 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm Reminds me of a young man, William Kamkamba. You can see, talent will always overcome money and poverty. Reply i think im Steve says: June 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm Everyone is a genius at what they have the biggest interest in. On what they love doing. Modern education simply doesn't let people like us express it. And if they do, we are very limited on it. If all they glorify is taking tests, all upcomming generations will be very limited in creativity and innovations. Reply merlin kilgara says: June 19, 2013 at 10:03 pm way to go Sierra Lone n u Kelvin Reply 128poir says: June 20, 2013 at 12:12 am I'm so humbled by watching this.. Reply Datonya Bradley says: June 20, 2013 at 12:25 am Wow he inspired me to continue believing in the original youth of this country. He reminded of the gifts we posess mentally simply by being who we are and.believing in ourselves enough to activate it. I have.to let my kings see his story. p.S. Way kewl child king wow! Welcome2daTakeover.HooRA Reply TheRedMekanik says: June 20, 2013 at 2:53 am It's sad to me that people in the U.S. will simply throw away old electronics and such, like its trash. Think of what Kelvin here could do with an old VCR, or washing machine. I wish he had access to some of our "garbage", because I would love to see what he could do with it. What he could make out of it. As a future engineer myself, I have huge respect for you, Kelvin. Keep solving problems and improving things. Reply DEVIL COMMANDER says: June 20, 2013 at 8:52 am Give kids free internet and a small netbook to about 100-200 kids in poor villages throughout the country. Reply YUNGRYNJA says: June 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm Kelvin is just a stepping stone and I really hope to see more like him! Reply Tehbert says: June 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm YES YOUR CORRECT!!! My mainstream school has so little variety in creative activities 🙁 Reply Loxton G says: June 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm Lots of people, lots of opinions–running the gamut. Too few Kelvins. Reply Malachi _ says: June 21, 2013 at 6:02 am It goes a bit farther than that. Kids are not being taught the ways they need to be taught. Something a friend said to me (that i have heavily modified) once: "School is like a zoo; If you feed everyone the same thing, not everyone will survive." Kids who are bad at tests are focusing all their energy on testing. Kids that are good at thinking quickly will outshine the kids who think more slowly, but are more likely to get the right answer. Its sad. Reply Σθενω says: June 21, 2013 at 6:53 am We need more hands on activities in school. Physically constructing things is what empowers youth to become future creators, scientists and engineers, not staring mindlessly at a board. Sure the materials are costly, but if schools spent a little more on things that actually make learning more effective, it will more than pay for itself in the long run. Reply A.J.S Spaqi says: June 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm Man your a true talent God bless you Reply Bobonockey123 says: June 22, 2013 at 1:24 am I agree Reply 09tahj says: June 22, 2013 at 7:01 am He didnt say i wanna start my company and get my friends and family out the slums Reply Chad Atkinson says: June 22, 2013 at 7:46 am You can't expect everyone to be brilliant. clearly his education had nothing to do with it. Reply Rhuarc says: June 22, 2013 at 8:20 am DJ FOCUS!! Reply Andrew Beattie says: June 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm Africa needs more kids like Kelvin. Africa is filled with possibilities and kids like Kelvin inspire, motivate and implement change. Reply DamnDirtyApe says: June 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm as the saying goes "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime" Reply Mamush Selam says: June 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm Good job kid. wish and hope bright future. Reply Steve Jobs says: June 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm It is wonderful, it is impressive, and it is a step in the right direction. But it is by far not enough. DJ Focus will never develop a windmill – to do that he needed to finish high school, pass a long, successful study e.g. at MIT – and find at least fifty highly talented and educated colleagues. So there is need for hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of Kelvins. Otherwise, the young and promising man will remain to be a symbol. Reply rothstein zetoun says: June 22, 2013 at 9:26 pm Sierraleone hopes peace !!! for such kids emergence Reply Roy Hemion says: June 23, 2013 at 12:14 am that's a good kid….peop[le in the usa…mostly the young don't understand how good it is here. Keep up the good work Kelvin….. Reply XxXMALVXxX says: June 23, 2013 at 2:54 am much love brotha Reply kobra says: June 23, 2013 at 3:41 am be more specific, you mean american kids Reply Domino Broc Effect says: June 23, 2013 at 5:57 am thanks kev, broc has spoken Reply Sean Vincent says: June 23, 2013 at 3:08 pm "8 year old boy amazes m.i.t. tech " copy and post it in search window. another amazing 8 year old kid Reply James Barnes says: June 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm Now THAT's the kind example we should be showing our kids in America. He has learned to be self sufficient and depends upon noone for assistance. Truly an inspiration. If I want to send a donation and letter of encouragement directly to him, how would I do that? God Bless you for investing in him. You will change that villages whole world…and maybe ours! Reply c12 says: June 23, 2013 at 6:50 pm Ive found huge inspiration off this. need that kind of state of mind Reply Yeba S. says: June 23, 2013 at 7:34 pm ALLAH bless u kelvin… ^_^ you are a true inspiration and you are cute too xD Reply Ram Sai A says: June 24, 2013 at 1:57 am that was great work…… respect….. Reply dsplunker says: June 24, 2013 at 5:01 am I want to donate but I do not want to sign up or give you my info. Please add a paypal link. Reply Jagrobby182 says: June 24, 2013 at 5:36 am im on a prodigy binge Reply littlerockplanet says: June 24, 2013 at 8:09 am hi, i am 12 yrs old and I think this is amazing. I always like building stuff and solving problems. I have recently made a game called silence, all with Java and Unity. Reply Positron says: June 24, 2013 at 8:49 am Beautiful Reply Omar Martinez says: June 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm Inspiring young man, keep doing you're Kelvin a.k.a DJ Focus. Reply Daniel v says: June 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm this video is boss. Calvin is a good person. I hope god blesses him Reply Vergasaurus says: June 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm Innovation in our communities would have a boom if creativity was seen less as a means of expression and relaxation, and more as a means to change and progress. Reply Josh O Moore says: June 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm Simply amazing. Reply daquann pauly says: June 25, 2013 at 1:44 am its 928 people that don't like this video your just hateing because we have money they don't have nothing really that is a same some if us americans are ungreatful kelvin is a amazing !!!!!!!!!!!young man keep doing wat your doing kelvin a.k.a dj focus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply daquann pauly says: June 25, 2013 at 1:47 am its 928 people that don't like this video your just hateing because we have money they don't have nothing really that is a same some if us americans are ungreatful kelvin is a amazing !!!!!!!!!!!young man keep doing wat your doing kelvin a.k.a dj focus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ill tell the truth he is smarter then me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Midas Akira says: June 25, 2013 at 5:17 am If you were a genius I am pretty sure you would know that capital letters go at the start of a sentence and every time the letter "I" is used to talk about yourself. If you believe that the modern education system does not work for you then use that as your motivation to find the genius that apparently lies within you and change the way that children are being taught so that our world may vastly improve. Reply SquareYourFace says: June 25, 2013 at 6:16 am pancakes Reply Umur Özhan ŞENGÜL says: June 25, 2013 at 11:45 am We, all people around the world, must help these children, prodigies… They ARE the real FUTURE of mankind. Reply Mooney says: June 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm A genius that is terrible at grammar. I know this is YouTube, and we all are not perfect when it come to grammar online. However, you didn't even try. Don't lie to yourself and others any say your a genius without making a actually effort to be one. Why are is everyone so content? Reply Archishmaan Okonkwo says: June 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm amazing Reply Jake Smith says: June 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm Tbh, I cried in the part when he said he wants to help his family.. 🙁 I dont care if he cant speak english fluently.. I care about other people!! Humanity!! Reply khormaksarful says: June 25, 2013 at 11:13 pm modern education?? you have no idea what blessing it is. You have to come from the 3rd world educational swamps to appreciate what you have Reply Strix Loricatus says: June 26, 2013 at 11:33 am Very, very well said! I completely agree. In my country, the arts are neglected terribly, seen as "recreation" and "idle time" at large. In my country (perhaps the entire world too?), a person who shows a talent for sports will receive more support and recognition from their community than a young engineer, a gifted painter, a prodigal philosopher, or a musical genius would. It's my hope that we'll see thousands and thousands of little Kelvin's popping up around the globe in the next generation. Reply tyjghjghhh says: June 26, 2013 at 12:11 pm the elites will take this child, and USE his genius to invent or do EVIL things to humanity. Reply Allamanda Suharyono says: June 26, 2013 at 7:59 pm Come on dude, you're speaking about grammar? Can't you all just see his spirit and his talents?? He's simply amazing! Reply Dale Parkinson says: June 26, 2013 at 8:21 pm I love people like this, making the most of what we have is how mankind is what it is today. Reply Ghost572 says: June 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm Work hard to make the world a better place via technology, medicine, engineering and science my man! Reply DontForgetDmentia says: June 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm much respect for the kid and mentor hope he goes far good luck. Reply S500 Triumph says: June 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm swamps///abusive language meant to represent your frustrations Reply S500 Triumph says: June 26, 2013 at 10:42 pm common sense ….english is not his first language…he is from sierra leone for heaven's sake Reply Rich Powell says: June 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm Great Job…. Very nice Kid… Keep it up young man, you guys are the future leaders of our great sierra Leone… Keep up the good work Proud of you Stay FOCUS Reply ColeDome24 says: June 27, 2013 at 12:33 am hahaha! its so sad that i know what youre talking about… nice post Reply Clint Evans says: June 27, 2013 at 3:09 am there are a lot of genius out there that needs to be discovered, I sure hope Kevin will go far to reach his dreams Reply adam bamf says: June 27, 2013 at 4:03 am where can i donate to kelvin? Reply shigatsu76 says: June 27, 2013 at 7:33 am Very inspirational. I hope this young man achieves his dream Reply Fairlee Made says: June 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm This was awesome 😀 Reply Imnothere says: June 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm Good work from France Reply Boris Manfrinato says: June 27, 2013 at 10:47 pm swag Reply TheDeghohun says: June 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm Beautiful! As a teacher, this will be shown to my students to inspire them in their learning and thinking of world events. From UK Reply Tony Castle says: June 28, 2013 at 12:24 am This is so inspiring and beautiful keep up the great work and you have my support! Reply J says: June 28, 2013 at 3:24 am likely story. Building an fm transmitter is one thing but developing nuclear weapons for the Sierre Leone government or anything truly significant is another. Keep dreaming.. Reply Swanny Lanoix says: June 28, 2013 at 3:53 am That is something I was waiting for so long… I can't say what I feel About it so i wont. Kelvin is doing what I dreamed someone could do. I'm about to do as soon as I can something that i hope will inspire many more to do as Kelvin does and many more to do as you are doing guys. Your message has been heard and will be repeated until… Until I don't know, but I'm already dreaming about one of the answer. My answer is comin (G.O.T) 😉 From France Reply Noah Crego says: June 28, 2013 at 5:42 am The first thing to do is schools need to offer classes students want to take. Who cares about the past… what we need to care about is our future and how to make to world a better place!!!! Reply didgevibratesmybrain says: June 28, 2013 at 6:41 am "look what that poor kid in africa could do! You kids should be smart like him, you filthy spoiled brats." Reply didgevibratesmybrain says: June 28, 2013 at 6:44 am "look what that poor kid in africa could do! You kids should be smart like him, you filthy spoiled brats." Most kids are not allowed to experiment. They are punished for doing things like this. People are impressed by "child prodigies" who had a chance to excel at their interest. This is what happens when you don't oppress their interest and allow them to find their own niche. How many of your students are allowed to experiment and learn on their own? Reply didgevibratesmybrain says: June 28, 2013 at 6:47 am These would be a lot more common if people weren't determined to hold children down. People are impressed because they don't understand how to produce a good human being. Reply Michael PrimitiveBeast says: June 28, 2013 at 7:08 am remind the young prodigy to stay diligent in their work, and open their talent to the full potential. Help the youth to stay innovative Reply mohammed ismael says: June 28, 2013 at 11:40 am Man thats awesome! Reply Keralapadam says: June 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm With a special talent like this I hope he takes it to his full advantage. If he does, he will go heights that is not reached yet and be a role model/inspiration for young innovators in the future. All the best! Reply Tristan Smith-Morris says: June 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm This story is absolutely incredible! Reply JustOneAsbesto says: June 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm Look out Manbearpig, Beemanlion is coming for you. Reply TheDMPrecords says: July 1, 2013 at 8:37 am good job Reply Daniel Boelke says: July 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm We need teachers that care about the students and challenge them to go past the standards and shoot for the stars! In any subject and career the student is interested in. Reply Calvin Wong says: July 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm …. technology is still mystery to me Reply cerise zo says: July 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm here solar energy electricity where I live Monterrey Mexico, it's very crowded with people but also, lots of pollution, we need more trees and more renewable energy instead of more pollution. Love your video thanks 🙂 Reply Matt says: July 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm One of the most inspirational videos I have ever watched. Track his progress! Reply John Loukoum says: July 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm Be creative and inspiring just because you want to live like the rest , make your world better , help people to feel better . No money out of it , just "survival" . So happy to see that there are still ppl who actually are humans with the whole terminology of the world . Reply Louis Cyr says: August 12, 2013 at 8:18 am Bravo, Bravo, Bravo ! RESPECT for this young man. Thank to the teacher. Beautiful story. Reply Lakshan Danushka says: September 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm Those "rich" rappers should give some cash money to this little guy Reply solTri says: September 9, 2013 at 5:37 pm Real life Tony Stark. I'm really happy that we have such people in this world and I hope you will reach your goals. This video really made me cry in the end. Let's try to improve our world all together! Reply Anarchon says: September 27, 2013 at 2:58 pm I believe all children have prodigy-like skill hidden within in them but rarely does it get noticed or facilitated early in life. School comes first in our society but schools don't give a shit about your individuality, it doesn't give a shit about your weaknesses, it drills you until you can show the teacher at least a 5/10. We call this education, if we stopped putting kids in factory like environments of knowledge and observed them from their youth we would change the world for good. Reply oge phil says: November 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm Amazing Story!!!! Reply Rafael Borja says: March 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm He's amazing, to help doing this in his community and many others like his; it is really important to give them material so they can work. Especially in poor places, it will be really important to show them how to build renewable energy. Reply Cory Goulet says: April 4, 2014 at 4:46 am Thank you Kelvin! Reply Meshari AlMisnad says: August 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm Great People Love you my african brothers 🙂 Reply sunny kiri says: August 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm So interesting to see African boy doing this great innovation Reply sunny kiri says: August 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm So interesting to see African boy doing this great innovation Reply azurrararar says: August 12, 2014 at 2:02 am this kid would be very beneficial to his community. Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!! he created something with very little resources. Reply janithemani says: August 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm dis guy doe Reply American Patriot says: August 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm And this is how great people are born Reply Palace says: December 4, 2014 at 3:05 am would love to meet him! you guys should have "great people outpost" where people all over the world can come and show off their "talents" that would be awesome. and plus you could have more than one! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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