The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind -William Kamkwamba discusses his remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. For more, check out William's memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
To power his family's home, young William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap -- starting him on a journey detailed in the book and film "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
This is a true story how William Kamkwamba brought light and water to hisvillage in Malawi by building a windmill. People thought Williams dreamswere crazy, but William did not give up and at fourteen years old, broughtlight to a dark village. Later, another windmill he built brought food to aravaged land where drought nearly starved its people.The teacher will read this book to the students and pause while studentsanswer questions in this packet.
TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.
William Kamkwamba from Malawi describes how he built a windmill to power his family's home at the age of during a time of poverty and famine. The windmill produced electricity and was built from spare parts and scrap. What an amazing story!