Webster University recently hosted Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus) at its campus in Accra, Ghana. Doe is a 22-year-old Sierra Leonean who produced batteries, a FM transmitter, a sound amplifier, a three-channel mixer and a mic receiver by using rubbish from solid waste containers.
Focusing his passion on engineering, Doe started building his own radio station at age 11 by using discarded metal, cargo boxes and cables.
Narrating how it all started for him, Doe said his family initially scolded him for collecting rubbish from refuse containers. He however didn’t give up and focused on his engineering talents. Eventually, however, Kelvin was able to create batteries to power lights in area homes, and fix the electrical devices of his friends.
He came to Webster Ghana campus on his Innovation Catalyst Tour to share his story with students, staff and faculty. He challenged the students to pursue their passions. Furthermore, he emphasized that as a young inventor, he has always been guided by the following principles: integrity, humility and gratitude.
Doe was welcomed to Webster Ghana by academic director Michael Williams, who wished him well in all of his endeavors. View more photos from the event at the Webster Ghana Facebook page.
The Innovation Catalyst Tour is a 14-day tour where Doe is expected to visit several universities, visit some of the top Tech Start-Ups in the Country, and pay a courtesy call on the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the minister of Education.