Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus) is an innovator and social entrepreneur from Freetown, Sierra Leone. Driven by a passion for tech, education and community development, he founded the Kelvin Doe Foundation (KDF) – a federally registered not-for-profit organization in Canada with a mission to provide creative spaces to nurture communities, ignite a culture of innovation, and inspire civic engagement.

As the founder of the KDF, Kelvin engages with educators, the private sector, government leaders, and leading global visionaries to mobilize and provide resources and tools to advance the impact of experimental and hands-on learning programs – both in Canada and his home country of Sierra Leone. His recent activity includes crowdfunding to set up a community makerspace.


Kelvin has been awarded several national and international awards for his work, including a Presidential Gold Medal (2013) and the MTV EMA Generation Change Award (2019). He is also the youngest person to participate in the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his two weeks at MIT, he presented his innovations to students in two D-Lab classes, engaged with MIT community members, and participated in hands-on research at the MIT Media Lab.


Kelvin has been invited as a guest speaker at various conferences worldwide, including Maker Faire “Meet the Young Makers Panel (New York, USA, September 2012), Google Israel Event “Moonshot Thinking” (Tel Aviv, Israel, October 2013), Clinton Global Initiative (New York, USA, September 2013), TedxTeen The “Crazy Ones” (New York, USA, March 2014), Eco Club Summit (Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2014), World Intellectual Property Organization African Ministerial Conference “Intellectual Property for an Emerging Africa” (Dakar, Senegal, November 2015), TedxLusaka “Changing Africa’s Narrative” (Lusaka, Zambia, May 2016), Cimientos Foundation (Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2017).


Kelvin serves on the Honorary and Advisory Board of Emergency USA (https://www.emergencyusa.org/about-us/meet-the-team/), an organization committed to providing free medical and surgical care to those affected by war and poverty. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where he continues to pursue his academic goals and participates in various media and technology-related projects, including his current project, Frugal Radio.