William Kamkwamba The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind!
EXCERPT – Here an excerpt of William Kamkwamba’s new book “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” William Kamkwamba joins GMA to discuss his new incredible book “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind” that is getting every everyone from Al Gore to Nicholas Negroponte excited.
Amazon named the book its Best of the Month September 2009:
Discarded motor parts, PVC pipe, and an old bicycle wheel may be junk to most people, but in the inspired hands of WilliamKamkwamba, they are instruments of opportunity. Growing up amid famine and poverty in rural Malawi, wind was one of the few abundant resources available, and the inventive fourteen-year-old saw its energy as a way to power his dreams. “With a windmill, we’d finally release ourselves from the troubles of darkness and hunger,” he realized. “A windmill meant more than just power, it was freedom.” Despite the biting jeers of village skeptics, young Williamdevoted himself to borrowed textbooks and salvage yards in pursuit of a device that could produce an “electric wind.” The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is an inspiring story of an indomitable will that refused to bend to doubt or circumstance. When the world seemed to be against him, William Kamkwamba set out to change it.