A LOCAL BENEFIT for MALAWI in a TIME of EXTREME DROUGHT
Wednesday, January 18th at 7pm
The United Parish of Auburndale
64 Hancock Street, Newton, MA
To power his family’s home, 14-year-old William Kamkwamba built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scrap — starting him on a journey detailed in the book and film “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.” The documentary “William and the Windmill” won the 2013 Documentary Feature Grand Jury Award at The SouthbySouthWest Arts Festival in Austin Texas. Kamkwamba has appeared twice on TED Talks.
William Kamkwambe has been invited to Newton on January 18th to raise awareness of life in Africa in the midst of extreme drought and to raise funds for K2 TASO, an NGO working to meet the needs of malnourished people of Malawi. A $50 donation at the door purchases a signed copy of “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” and supports relief efforts in Malawi.