Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - What a Story!

William Kamkwamba is from a village in Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries. At age 14, famine forced him to leave school - his parents couldn't pay for both food and education. William poured through books at a local mini-branch library and, intrigued by a diagram of a windmill, proceeded to build one out of salvaged materials. Now 22, watch his interview with Jon Stewart. He's on his way! Check out his blog. (I didn't have a good label for this story - hope you like my posting it under "handmade crafts" :-)

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