Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk, Brought Power To His Village, ALL Learned From Library Books!

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We are becoming a member of a name from Anonymous who posted a quite simple message, they are saying the media is blacking out the significance of Malawian Teen William Kamkwamba. He taught himself the way to construct a windmill from junk, introduced energy to his village, discovered from books he learn within the library!

He was a easy farmer, he hadn’t seen a pc and definitely not many white individuals in his life. But his thoughts prevailed and his innovations made lives higher.

TED Wrote of him “At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family’s home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life.”

See his TED speech under, study extra about him and SPREAD THE WORD!

Read extra about him right here: www.williamkamkwamba.com

Here is what his web site says about him…

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William Kamkwamba was born August 5, 1987, in Dowa, Malawi, and grew up on his household farm in Masitala Village, Wimbe, two and half hours northeast of Malawi’s capital metropolis. The second eldest of Trywell and Agnes Kamkwamba’s seven youngsters, William has six sisters, Annie, Dorris, Rose, Aisha, Mayless, and Tiyamike.

William was educated at Wimbe Primary School, finishing Eighth grade and was then accepted to Kachokolo secondary college. Due to extreme famine in 2001, his household lacked the funds to pay the $80 in annual college charges and William was pressured to drop out of college just a few months into his freshman yr. For 5 years he was unable to go to high school.

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Starting at 14, fairly than settle for his destiny, William began borrowing books from a small group lending library positioned at his former major college. He borrowed an Eighth-grade American textbook, Using Energy, which depicted wind generators on its cowl. He determined to construct a windmill to energy his household’s house and obviate the necessity for kerosene, which offered solely smoky, flickering, distant and costly gentle after darkish. First, he constructed a prototype utilizing a radio motor, then his preliminary 5-meter windmill out of a damaged bicycle, tractor fan blade, previous shock absorber, and blue gum timber. After hooking the windmill to a automotive battery for storage, William was capable of energy 4 gentle bulbs and cost neighbors’ cell phones. This system was even outfitted with do-it-yourself gentle switches and a circuit breaker comprised of nails, wire, and magnets. The windmill was later prolonged to 12 meters to raised catch the wind above the timber. A third windmill pumped greywater for irrigation.

Subsequent tasks have included clear water, malaria prevention, solar energy and lighting for the six houses in his household compound; a deep water properly with a solar-powered pump for clear water, a drip irrigation system, and the outfitting of the village workforce Wimbe United with their first-ever uniforms and footwear. Since receiving their solar and wind-themed uniforms, the workforce has been on a profitable streak that has introduced the village along with pleasure.

The windmill undertaking drew many guests from kilometers round, together with Dr. Hartford Mchazime, Ph.D., the deputy director of the MTTA, the Malawian NGO liable for the group library. Mchazime introduced press, together with The Malawi Daily Times, who wrote a protracted story. Soyapi Mumba and Mike McKay, engineers at Baobab Health Partnership in Malawi blogged concerning the article, and information of William’s innovations reached Emeka Okafor, program director for TEDGlobal, a prestigious gathering of thinkers and innovators. Okafor searched fairly diligently to search out William and invite him to the convention as a fellow. William’s presentation led to further mentors, donors, and corporations supporting his training and additional tasks.

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William graduated from Dartmouth College in 2014 and began his tenure at Ideo.org as a Global Fellow. William’s time at Ideo targeted on Human-Centered Design and despatched him all over the world engaged on tasks starting from sanitation in India to gender-based violence prevention in Kenya. He is now working with WiderNet to develop acceptable know-how curriculum that can permit individuals to bridge the hole between “knowing” and “doing”. WiderNet will distribute the content material by means of eGranaries round Malawi and throughout the continent.

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