Friday, October 2, 2009

Impressive Malawi, Windmill Out of Junk OMG !!!


We have a lot of stories about the individual efforts at grassroots level making a difference in communities. While reading BBC, I came across an impressive teenage Malawian boy who transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk.

A book is also being written on the same subject, title is THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND.

Al Gore is one of the persons who impressed me with his environment related initiative, BBC writes “Self-taught William Kamkwamba has been feted by climate change campaigners like Al Gore and business leaders the world over”.

Report further says “ His against-all-odds achievements are all the more remarkable considering he was forced to quit school aged 14 because his family could no longer afford the $80-a-year (£50) fees. When he returned to his parents' small plot of farmland in the central Malawian village of Masitala, his future seemed limited.

Such efforts show that individually we can tackle issues the world is facing.

Report says “Teenager had a dream of bringing electricity and water he did not wait for politicians or aid group to do it for him”.

There is a lesson for all of us living in Pakistan; well we are tired and hopeless with our state machinery and government. We can learn from Malawian boy to make a difference in our communities.

I can simply say the boy is a true hero, deserves eulogy.

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