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William Kamkwamba on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

After having to drop out of school to help his family due to famine in Malawi, William Kamkwamba went to the library and found a book called “Using Energy”. From this book, the 14 year old created his own windmill to harness energy in his small African Village.


During the interview, Jon Stewart calls him the closest real life version of MacGyver. The story William tells at the end had me cracking up.

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The book mentioned, “The Boy Who Harnessed Wind” is currently #10 on Amazon.