The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind



By Catherine Jimu

The movie, “The Boy who harnessed the Wind” continues inspiring all and sundry locally. Recent example has been students at Malawi Assemblies of God University (Magu), who on Monday had a great time having a dose of the movie at their campus for the first time.

 The premiering of the movie at the college was part of the Social Impact initiative sponsored by Participant Media, and American Embassy to screen the film to Malawian students and youths in general.  

Speaking in a post-event interview, Team leader for the initiative, Kelvin Maxwell Ngoma said the main aim of screening the film at the University was to interact with students and share unimaginable real life experiences of their childhoods.

Expounded he, “There are some students with innovative minds while others have ideas that they want to put on the ground but they lack motivation. We inspired them that they could do it even on their own without waiting for some external forces.”

Through the initiative, they have managed to screen the movie at Lilongwe technical college, Malawi College of Accountancy (Mzuzu campus),  and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural resources (Luanar).

Ngoma, who plays Charity Malamusi in the movie said as of now together with the American embassy, they are planning to go to Southern region to screen it at Malawi University of Sciences and Technology (Must), Catholic University and other colleges.

“Our aim is to promote the film in Malawi, to screen to people who have not had a chance to watch it and our aim is to reach hard-to-reach areas so they too can be motivated,” she said.

Ngoma hopes the initiative would breed desirable results in the near future.

“We expect change and to see the youths coming-out of their closets and build up their dreams and we expect a lot of innovations from Malawi youths especially the students.” She hopes.

One of the students who watched the film, Mphatso Wahera said he the movie has opened some closed doors from his mind.

“I’ve learnt a lot from William Kamkwamba and his enthusiasm. The boy had to sneak in the library to reach a book beyond his grade. It teaches us that problems we are facing as students shouldn’t pull us back from achieving our dreams.” He said.



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