First Series: HOW TO FINALLY END POVERTY IN AFRICA AND MAKE US SUCCESSFUL – William Kamkwamba
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We now have at our fingertips the knowledge to transform the African continent instantly if not in the long term. Any African person today can pick up a book and learn a new skill that helps him transform the lives of people in their community.
“One book at a time,” Africans can use this important resource to access the knowledge that they need to transform the African Continent. So if you are an African person or any person in general go out there and pick up a book and learn something new and transform your community.
Here is an inspirational story about William Kamkwamba who did that exactly, and transformed his community by reading a book and inspiring the world:
William Kamkwamba, the boy who harnessed the wind. Kamkwamba (Born August 5,1987 in Malawi) since he was born, went through really hard times, suffering from extreme scarcity of food, suffering from poverty. Conditions were extremely bad that his family was unable to continue paying for his tuition and he was forced to drop out of school. Kamkwamba though still had a strong belief in education and so he began to frequently visit the library. At the local library Kamkwamba discovered his true love for electronics. His fondness for radios plus thoughts swirling in his brain about a bicycle dynamo and the wind levels at home, all this combined led Kamkwamba to the decision to create a makeshift windmill. Experience from making a small model using a cheap dynamo led him to eventually make a windmill that powered some of the electrical appliances in his family’s house. Curious local farmers and journalists investigated the spinning device and from there, Kamkwamba’s fame in international news skyrocketed!.
Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba story