Wind Power, Education Power

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

“This windmill I see in the book, someone did this.  It didn’t just fall from the sky.”  In other words, if someone else can do it, I can do this as well. This is the story of William Kamkwamba, a young man from Malawi, who at the age of 14 built a windmill out of scrap metals and spare parts he found in his village.  While this began as an endeavor to use wind power to provide electricity for his family, it also shows the true power of education.

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