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William and the Windmill

I have shared several posts on the incredible William Kamkwamba, also known as the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and I’m thrilled to share the next chapter in his amazing story.

A young innovator from Malawi who taught himself to generate electricity by building a windmill from found materials and scrap parts, William embodies what it [...]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Now in picture book form!

In 2010 I shared this post by ThinkFun co-founder Andrea Barthello introducing the incredible William Kamkwamba, better known as The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind!

Over the past several years, William has continued his incredible journey and is completing his second year at Dartmouth University.  After a successful fundraising initiative in January, progress continues on Moving [...]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Here, ThinkFun founder Andrea Barthello shares the incredible story of William Kamkwamba. This inspired young man from Malawi truly embodies what it means to be a problem solver. Enjoy!

During the spring of 2007 I received a phone call from my son Sam who was at the time a sophomore at Princeton University.  With some urgency [...]