What would you do if your family could no longer afford for you to attend school? Find a do-it-yourself guide to making a wind generator and build it successfully enough to provide electricity to your family – at the ripe old age of 14? Maybe the rest of us wouldn’t be this ambitious, but William Kamkwamba from Malawi decided to go all-out. With the help of a tractor fan, shock absorbers, PVC pipes and a bicycle, Kamkwamba built his wind generator and became known as “the boy who harnessed the wind.”
You can find out more about William and his story at http://www.off-grid.net/2009/10/10/the-boy-who-harnessed-the-wind/ .