Tuesday, March 20, 2012

William Kamkwamba is Coming to GPC Tomorrow!

This is not a Little Shop event, but we're really excited about this and want to let everyone know it is happening. William Kamkwamba was born in on his family's farm in Dowa, Malawi in 1987. When William was 14, Malawi faced a severe famine and as a result William was unable to continue in school as his family could not pay the tuition, nor could they part with his help on their farm. William used what he learned from books he found at a local library to build his family a windmill which powered four light bulbs and two radios in their home. He also created a windmill used for irrigation to assist his village farmers. After journalists heard of William's innovative solution to the troubles of his village, he gained worldwide recognition. He is now attending Dartmouth College, and has published his story, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. GPC Reads is hosting Kamkwamba at the Georgia Perimeter College's Clarkston Campus' Cole Auditorium on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:30 pm to talk about his book and experiences. The event is free, and is first come, first seated.

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