The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
The boy who Harnessed the wind was the title of the movie I watched on Netflix. This movie talks about a boy who never flinches in any situation that comes his way. He was seeing everything around him to be positive.
In the movie, the father was a farmer who struggled to bring the attention of the government in his Village to help them with some mechanization in improving the community farming. From the movie you can tell this village was suffering because of low farm harvest. After so many tries nobody pays attention to him. But this Young Man called Williams was just a boy who was still in school. Williams finds it hard to pay his school fees to the extent he sneaks to enter his class and learn after being sent away from school fees not until one day, he was caught by his principal and he was expelled from the school.
He came back home and started helping his father in Farming so that they could raise funds for school fees after harvesting but the case was bad. The harvesting was too poor and they didn’t have enough to eat and talk more of selling in the market. The soil was not moist and ready to be fertile so that it can yield fruit. The villager’s were really suffering. No rain, no water even though the rain falls, it comes with erosion that damages lot’s of farm work that has been done in the farm.
So one day this boy came up with an idea to create magnificent tools called wind turbines to help in watering the farm and make the plants grow healthy. But everyone in the village sees him as a mad man, even his parents too, except for his friend who believes in him. He started his project with diligent by reading a book from the library called the *HEAT ENERGY*. He asked questions to get a better understanding on how the heat energy works through kinetic and dynamic energy and he implemented it in his project.
William’s father saw how serious the project was going, he joined his son, same goes to all the villager’s. After some days, Williams finished the project and everybody was waiting to see how this tool works like they were waiting to see how the water would be coming out from the well so easily and moist their land for proper planting.
Everybody saw the fan rolling, that fan rolling was to produce energy charge to the dynamo through kinetic energy that is being discharged from the fan. So the dynamo acts as an electrical generator that creates direct current using a commutator. That was how the heat was supplied to pump out the water from the well directly through a pipe hole to the farm land.
Everybody saw the work of science through Williams Kamkwamba, the villager’s were so happy including William’s father. From that day on, the village produces the best farm product in the market. Later on Williams went to university through a scholarship examination to study engineering.
William Kamkwamba is a Malawian inventor, engineer, and author. He gained renown in his country in 2001 when he built a wind turbine to power multiple electrical appliances in his family’s house in Wimbe, 23 km east of Kasungu, using blue gum trees, bicycle parts, and materials collected in a local scrapyard.
Born: 5 August 1987 (age 35 years), Kasungu, Malawi
Education: Dartmouth College (2014), African Leadership Academy (2008–2010), more
Parents: Trywell Kamkwamba, Agnes Kamkwamba
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