Interested in William Kamkwamba visiting with your school, church, or community?
Create your own SPARK… Connect with the life and work of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” and harness the power of your classroom or community to bring meaningful change.
Join us in creating conversations across borders and backgrounds through our ongoing projects. By raising funds at varying levels, your support will empower our community development work and help build a home for creative problem-solvers in the heart of Malawi. In thanks for your support, we offer ways to engage on a deeper level with Moving Windmills and young Malawians.
The Gift that SPARKED a Movement
When Moving Windmills’ co-founder William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of school he remained curious and inventive. Inspired by a single photo in a textbook, William reasoned out how to build a windmill from spare parts and scrap. William’s design required a dynamo—a device that uses the movement of a machine or vehicle to produce electricity. William could not afford to buy one; his best friend Gilbert could — and did.
Gilbert’s dynamo was the opportunity that propelled William’s talent and lead to ripples of impact: the first windmill generated electricity; the next iterations irrigated fields, saved lives, and transformed a community. From one spark of change to inspiring a generation of creative problem solvers.