Inspiring story of the day


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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