Internationally known as "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," William Kamkamba’s story is not new. Since 2007 the world has known the tale of an impoverished teenage farmhand that lived in a rural village in Malawi and used salvaged tools to build a windmill and power his parent’s small home. William’s story is an illustration of the creative innovative processes that are springing to life across the African continent. In short, Africans are creating African solutions to solve African problems. William’s windmill itself might seem minute when it comes to detailing the overall development process that is occurring across the African continent. But the windmill itself portrays the possibility of things to come. William encapsulates the reality of a rising African youth cohort that is willing to create innovative solutions to solve Africa’s pressing problems, and transform the African narrative.
William Kamkwamba "How I Harnessed the Wind"