First of all I would like to thank Diane Sawyer and her producers at ABC News who gave me and co-author Bryan Mealer the opportunity to tell you about my story.
If you watched Good Morning America this morning you might be interested in learning more. Read my bio here. Find out more about the book here. Watch a 6 minute short film about my work here. See my recent TEDTalk from the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford here. Read a current interview by Matthew Trost of TED here.
If you're wondering what I'm up to now, I'm a senior in high school at African Leadership Academy, the first pan-African prep school educating the next generation of ethical African leaders. Like many American teens, I'm studying for the SAT and preparing to apply to colleges in America; at 22 I'm just a little bit older.
My U.S.-based friends have set up a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Moving Windmills Project, which supports my village projects, helps to fund my education and that of others in my village and is producing a feature-length documentary film based on the short film mentioned above. If you are interested in supporting the NGO, you may do so here.
After college, I plan to return to Malawi to start a company to manufacture and sell low-cost distributed clean energy and clean water systems, including wind and solar power, serving my country's rural poor. Find out more about my home country of Malawi in Wikipedia, from the US Govt. World Fact Book and on Global Voices. See a great high resolution map of Malawi at Nations Online. Learn a few phrases of my native language Chichewa here.
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Zikomo Kwambiri (Thank you very much) for visiting my website and please feel free to post a comment or email me. Mwalandiridwa (Welcome).