William Kamkwamba * Africa

William Kamkwamba *

Most inspiring 2009: It has to be TED and their amazing stories, among them I have selected the story of, 14 year old William Kamkwamba, who decided to build a windmill to get electricity to his familys home in rural Malawi.

He simply went to the library, read up on the rudimentary workings on a electric generator, decided to improve on the design and then built the windmill with salvaged scrap parts, providing electricity for his family’s home. The power of human curiosity, willingness to learn, triumph of reason and dispersion of information.

This story resonates with everything that is good about humanity and our inherent power to overcome obstacles. Watch and learn !!!

Henry Junior Fr * http://www.henrijunior.fr