Inspired by The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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I love collage and I like the illustrations for The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by Elizabeth Zunon. You may have heard of the boy  man in question, William Kamkwamba. Despite poverty and having to drop out of school, at 14 years old, the young Malawian took the initiative to educate himself and build, from scratch, a windmill that could provide electricity and irrigation for his family.

Years later, William travels around the world telling his story and has inspired Moving Windmills, a project that supports Malawian-run rural economic development and education projects.

Watch William tell his own story via TED

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Cover image and photo via William's blog. Inside spreads via BrainPickings

 

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