Most kids rather carelessly throw lots of stuff in the trash.  Fifteen year-old Kevin Doe of Sierra Leone finds stuff in the trash and built a radio station. The station broadcasts news and music and now Kevin is known as DJ Focus.  He has engaged the help of classmates (average age 12) to report the news every day in his community.


Kevin Doe makes a radio station out of trash (picture source: informafrica.com)

In order to give the youth of his village a voice, he thought they needed a radio station.  For that, he would need a transmitter.  He went to work figuring out how to make one.  Kevin’s amazing ability to make a transmitter out of junk caught the attention of a fellow countryman, David Sengeh, a graduate student at MIT in the United States.  Sengeh was so impressed that he arranged for Kevin to come to his famous university for three weeks.  Sengeh tapped into the MIT International Developers Initiative, which paid for Kevin’s airfare to the US.   Kevin, who had never previously been further than ten miles from home, made history by becoming the youngest person to ever come to MIT on that program.

Kevin makes what he needs and so since his community, like one and half billion other people around the globe need electricity, a windmill is to be his next invention.

Sengeh made a video of what Kevin has created and also showed him coming to MIT.  As result of that video, several colleges have offered Kevin a full scholarship to come back to get a full university education.  view video bellow

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EDE N'ERHENA VBE EDO

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These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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