Friday, August 27, 2010

Motivated students learn on their own.

Many educators around the world have said this before. Learning should have a purpose. This young boy from Malawi was facing starvation. People around him were dying. He had many siblings and they ate one meal a day. He had stopped going to school.
He learned because he had to find a solution to a problem. And so this young man visits the library (his teacher) and learns how to build a windmill from scrap (creativity)!
As i watched this video, I saw a confident, young black man facing a sea of white people, or 'wazungus', as he calls them. That confidence came from the fact that he took charge of his learning and scoffed at all the criticism that came his way while he set about making his dream come true.

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