Good Things Happen
Today I am going to vary my blog style some what and pass the morning’s sun highlight on to an-other worker of wood….and also a worker in many fields of yet to come. A dreamer of sorts, who has chosen to put his hands into the multi-tasking of what can I do to better not only my situation, my families outcome and then also what can I do for my village or community….today this is where this young man is, tomorrow will yet come when he looks forth upon the world and says what can I do for Africa and beyond.
My name is William Kamkwamba and Welcome to my blog
“I am 19 years old. I live in Mastala Village in the area of T/A Wimbe in the Kasungu district of Malawi, about 2 1/2 hours north of Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city. Over the next few weeks, I will try to communicate the journey I have taken over the last several years.
One note: My native language is Chichewa, the indigenous language of Malawi. The country’s official language is English, and my English comprehension is good. I can speak pretty well, too, and write, but I’m a bit out of practice, so a friend of mine is helping with the writing and editing of this blog.”
I am enclosing a photo of William and of his family below….
What struck me as quite amazing in this story is that here is one man who had to leave school at fourteen, no formal education and living in a country where death stalks the young and old in the form of AIDS and after all this, that would have many today folding their hands, while saying….”whats the use”, there arises one who comes forth and says “I can!” Many are the reasons today for other’s to blame society, government and nations for the all that is wrong….while there still are those who look to lay no-blame and are two busy putting feet and hands on the names of their dreams.
I will end for now and post two more photo’s and then you too can decide if you would like to read this story of William Kamkwamba and his windmill.
Great story and a great blog of the journey of one young man in the world today….today he works with wood, tomorrow who knows….
”My future plan is that I’m going to learn to research using the internet,” Kamkwamba says. “Then I plan to build a water pump powered by my windmill so we can have water from the well in our house and irrigate our fields. Then, I don’t know.” —William Kamkwamba
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/