Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The boy who harnessed the wind

Last Friday’s convocation speaker was Chris Bradford, cofounder of the African Leadership Academy. He began by telling us the tale of William Kamkwamba, the subject of the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. William came to the attention of Mr. Bradford after the news media spread the story of a boy without a high school education who used a library book to construct windmills. He used those windmills to provide electricity for his family and village. The founders of the African Leadership Academy are dedicated to helping those future leaders of Africa who show the determination act in order to solve the problems they perceive.
The Governor's Academy is looking forward to their partnership and student exchange being planned with the African Leadership Academy.

The boy who harnessed the wind photo Originally uploaded by afromusing

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