The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

You may have heard about William Kamkwamba and how, no longer able to afford to go to school, he went instead to the library, and after a long time tinkering with pieces of junk managed to make a windmill to produce electricity for his village in Malawi.

 

I saw his great TED talks about it:

Now I see (via the excellent brainpickings.org) that the story has been made into an illustrated children’s book. And, what’s more, you can read it online.

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  1. I didn’t know the video! No one better to tell a story than an African!

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