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Ruth Reichl

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind


This week's featured TypePad design is something special. William Kamkwamba is a young man from Malawi who had been forced to drop out of school because of poverty. He educated himself through reading books from the community library and built a windmill to bring cheap, clean energy to his family. Since then he has built several other projects for his community, returned to school through the generosity of donors, written a book telling his story, and come to the U.S. to go to college. A couple of years ago, the TypePad blog services team created a striking new design for his blog. Recently, with the release of William's children's book, we updated the design and gave the blog a quick tune-up.

Please visit William's blog, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, to learn more about his inspiring story, and consider giving to the Moving Windmills Project to help support development in Malawi.

And if you have a project you want to showcase, or just a great idea for a blog, and are looking for help creating a unique, personal design, get in touch with us and we can help you turn your ideas into reality.

P.S. You can view this and many other great blogs in our portfolio.


aud neal

I won William's book from Goodreads when it first came out, as part of their First Reads program. It's a wonderfully inspirational story, and the book is really enjoyable to read -- his voice comes through crystal-clear, and his enthusiasm for learning is really contagious. I highly recommend it. Thanks for working to make his story more widely known.

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