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Technology & Culture Forum - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Recorded on 10/21/2009

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I am so impressed with these two young men!
We visited Blantyre, Malawi last year, and saw the need.
I feel excited that our new friends there may find more
self-sufficiency through knowing how to help themselves
with windmills. Can it be so simple?!

Posted over 4 years by MardiMu

I was very moved when I heard about the existence of another East African called Peter who, like William, has built a windmill out of scrap and constructed several pieces of machinery which he runs on the electricity he generates. I was so inspired by both stories that I published an article and a photo story about it:
http://www.gvepinternational.org/news/183/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gvepinternational/sets/72157623582305191/

Posted over 4 years by alessandra321

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