We wrote about Kelvin Doe here and how he wowed MIT with his engineering prowess.
Kelvin Doe is an Innovate Salone mentee from Sierra Leone.
Innovate Salone identifies and supports students with innovative solutions to issues in Health, Energy, Education, Agriculture, Transportation, Telecommunications, Civic Media, and Engineering in Sierra Leone. The challenge encourages and helps Sierra Leone students create prototypes of their solutions while providing them with capital, mentorship and other resources during the process.
Innovate Salone was co-founded by David Senegh and Jacob Lennheden who haev at the moment raised over US$ 40,ooo and expecting to reach their US$ 100,000 goal. The public can support them here http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone
David Sengeh is Sierra Leonean, a PHD student at M.I.T Media Lab in Massachusetts, USA.
Kelvin Doe inspiring skills were caught on YouTube and now have over 3.5 million views from viewers in Africa, England, Vietnam, Peru, Hong Kong and attracting global media firms.
Just like Kelvin, students who take part in the summer innovation camps are mentored by students from institutions like Harvard University and MIT.
The initiative wants to raise money to help Kelvin on his next invention “a windmill for people to use for electricity supply in his community”. You can support them here Innovate Salone