Awesome kid builds windmill to power his village (19 Photos)

William Kamkwamba of Malawi was expelled from his high school for non-payment. At 14 years old he went to the library and started reading an American textbook called 'Using Energy.'

Using scrap parts and garbage, William set out to make a windmill which could provide electricity to his village. People thought the kid was nuts. Turns out he was just a genius. The windmill now brings power to many houses in his village. He's finishing another windmill to pump water for irrigation. Well played, William, well played.

  • Party Posse

    $1165522131350 spent in the war for oil (Irak)

  • Ahmed Mohamed

    Enter text right here!

  • Adam

    What a king. I am humbled and deservedly so
    Chive on William!

  • Matt Friend

    He was on THe Daily Show and has a book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

  • Nate

    Somebody get that kid into MIT!

  • sleek

    back then they didnt want me, now i got energy and they all on me

  • Adi

    One word: HERO

  • Bubba

    Pretty fucking awesome Will! Damn right you deserve your own post. You just combined practicality, sustainability, recycling and economy without hugging trees.

    Although I think is true motivation is to power his laptop to chive!

  • jess

    anything we can do to help this kid finish school? do you all have access to an address or something? thanks. i think education is a wonderful thing and apparently this kid has the ingenuity and skill to really succeed in life.

  • Jack Bauer

    This kid should be the new Bill Murray.

  • SantaBarbaraCoast

    This is GREAT! Love to see people overcome obstacles we literally take for granted!

  • Ellemar

    What a boss

  • Bear

    Kid sez " fuck you I'm a genius" then proves it. LOVE it!

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  • Peter Bergman

    Good on ya son — now there is a google link to you.

  • Seo Dubai

    This is GREAT! Love to see people overcome obstacles we literally take for granted.
    Seo Dubai

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