Folan: Harnessing your own creativity


To start this school year, the Catholic Memorial community read “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind” and hosted its author, William Kamkwamba. The memoir shares the story of a schoolboy who overcame adversity to build a windmill to generate electricity for his village in Malawi, Africa.

Kamkwamba’s story vividly illustrates how a boy’s determination, imagination, ingenuity and faith overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles. His journey reminds us how important an adaptive mindset and steadfast resolve can be.

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