Handle in the wind

Inspiring story by Elissa Baxter in the Sydney Morning Herald recently, about a young African (Malawian) guy who left school at 14, built two wind generators with little formal assistance. His work got him an invitation to an international conference where he received a standing ovation for his presentation. While at the conference he saw the Internet for the first time, delegates soon taught him to research and he now has had assistance in establishing a http://www.williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/williamkamkwamba/

Hopefully we will see many more instances of disadvantaged students being empowered by connected knowledge-recognising their own work and worth and discovering others.

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About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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