AMAZING: Kelvin Doe
A TEENAGE engineering prodigy from Sierra Leone has become the youngest person to be invited to take part in the Massachusetts Insitute of Technology;s [MIT] "Visiting Practitioner's Program."
Kelvin Doe, 15, who is self-taught, impressed MIT’s researchers with homemade batteries he made to ‘power lights in people's houses’ following electricity issues in his area, CNN reports.
Doe told THNKR: "We have not too much electricity. The lights will come on once in a week and the rest of the month, dark. So, I made my own battery to power lights in people's houses."
"Whatever things I've learned here [MIT], I will share it with my friends, colleagues and loved ones," he added.
The incredible teen even reportedly started his own radio station, in a bid to ensure that his community has access to local news.
Doe is also reportedly set to become a guest presenter at Harvard and resident practitioner with the International Development Team at MIT.