Success With What You Have

Happy Monday! Are you making the best of your circumstances?  Do you look for the gold in a sea of trash?  Have you seen the rose growing through the concrete?  Kelvin Doe, a self-taught teen from Sierra Leone, is an engineering whiz.  With very limited resources, he has scoured garbage to find items he can use to create transmitters, batteries and generators.  Kelvin, who is known by many throughout Sierra Leone as DJ Focus, created a radio station where he plays music, broadcasts news and encourages dialogue addressing issues concerning his country.  He was recently invited to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to participate in the Visiting Practitioner’s Program making him the program’s youngest participant.

Kelvin has inspired me to no end.  DJ Focus couldn’t be a more appropriate title for this young man.

What are your thoughts on Kelvin’s story?  What does it motivate you to accomplish?



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