Inspiring story of the day

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Malawian teenager William Kamkwamba transformed his village by building electric windmills out of junk.

Forced to quit school aged 14 because his family could no longer afford the $80-a-year (£50) fees. He returned to his parents’ small plot of farmland in the central Malawian village of Masitala.

Fascinated by science, his life changed one day when he picked up a tattered textbook and saw a picture of a windmill.

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