William Kamkwamba from Mastala, Malawi in southeast Africa dropped out of school because his family could not afford school fees. William could barely understand English but started teaching himself and began reading many books about physics and windmills. These books never explained how to build a windmill that generated electricity or pumped water, William had to figure that out on his own using the pictures. At the age of 14 William built his first windmill out of spare parts and scrap. William’s windmill grabbed national attention and was featured in the Malawi Daily Times article, ‘School Dropout with a Streak of Genius’. The windmill forever changed his life and the life of his village, William wants people to trust in themselves and not give up.
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