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At Age 14, William Kamkwamba Built A Windmill To Generate Electricity In Malawi — Now, He's Supporting Youth Inventions

“When your crops are caught on fire, you don’t wait for somebody to put it [out]. You are the one who faces the heat.” The proverb from William Kamkwamba’s grandmother lit a fire in him to strive to take action himself to create solutions. From a very young age, the Malawi native’s mind was always filled with curiosity. His vivid imagination as a child had him taking apart radios because he initially thought tiny people were talking inside of them.

Jun 30, 2023