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William Kamkwamba: Generating Power and Hope

October 14, 2009

I know most of you have probably heard of William Kamkwamba’s incredible feat of building a windmill to power his family’s home in Malawi, but I just had to share these videos with you in case you haven’t yet heard:

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-october-7-2009/william-kamkwamba

And check out this one from TED:

The fact that a 14 year old can build a windmill from the available materials around his home simply from looking at diagrams in a library book is just so inspiring. To me, it exemplifies just how much of a difference we could all make if we put our minds to our goals.

Follow William Kamkwamba and learn more about his plans for the future on his blog: http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/

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