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In the late 2006, a Malawian newspaper first wrote about a remarkable young man from a remote rural village north of the capital city This is his story MOVING WINDMILLS My name is William Kamkwamba and I'm from Malawi In the economy of Malawi, most of the people depend on farming we depend on tabacco I'm 20 years old now My village has got 60 families and my family we are about 20 I was dropped out [of school] because my parents had no money to pay my school fees and school fees are about $80 We have enough wind in Malawi and I was thinking '' What can I do to use that wind so that we can have something?'' That's why I decided to read some books about the windmills The first time I saw a windmill in the book it just come up with the pictures But they didn't say anything about what you can do to build windmill so that you can generate electricity or you can pump water [You figured that out on your own] Yeah, I figured out on my own If this windmill is in this book, if Ican try then maybe I make one so that I can have electricity in my home The time I decided to build the windmill, I was 14 years old And it take me about two mounths to build the first windmill They couldn't believe that I would make something to generate electricity What makes people to start realizing that this thing is useful when they realized that it could power a radio [Was it music that on the radio?] It was local Malawian reggae music Most of the people, they didn't know what I'm doing They all thought that maybe I'm going mad and that maybe I am crazy I didn't receive much support on the first time, but after I built a little windmill, people started to realize ''Oh maybe this is a useful thing Maybe we should help him'' I went to the library to return the books and the librarian asked me ''Oh you have built a windmill using the knowledge from this book?'' And I said, ''Yes'' ''Oh Ok I will come to your home so that I can see'' And the guys came with some journalists and write an article about the windmill As a result of his efforts, William was invited to visit the United States for the first time in Decenber 2007 So, you have the machine that looks like this? I took a tractor fan When you see these enormous windmills, what are your first expressions? From the photograph and a textbook William built a windmill This is the story that is... should be shouted from the rooftops My dream is to finish my education and in the future to start my own company about the windmills Most people they want technology, but they can not use the internet technology without electricity That's what I'm planning to do come up with the reliable electricity That's what I'm plannning to do Over the last nine months, William has added a secound windmill, solar pannels, bright lightning,and a deep water well to his family compround For the first time his family can work, study and at night, and irrigate crops by day In September 2008, William will join the inaugural class of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg The first pan-American preparatory school

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Posted by: takahirotominaga on Oct 16, 2015

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