Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 8, 2012.

Update #5

William back for second quarter at Dartmouth College

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Many of you have inquired, "What is William Kamkwamba, the subject of our documentary, up to now?"

William is enrolled as a sophomore at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He is majoring in environmental studies with a minor in engineering. He's doing very well, with first quarter grades to be proud of. He has two amazing roommates, one from the U.S. and one from Haiti. He is well-known and liked by the campus community and has many friends. His English has come so far since leaving the village 4 1/2 years ago. He receives scholarships to pay for the $60,000/year bill.

One of the reasons he selected Dartmouth is for the Thayer School of Engineering, America's oldest engineering school. They have an amazing building filled with every kind of high-tech tools available 24/7 to any student, including laser cutters, computer aides drill presses, and computer aided milling machines to name just three. Naturally, WK especially enjoys the hands-on classes where students working in teams have to build things from scratch.

William's teachers have called him one of the hardest working, most determined students they've ever met. He has to be, as he needs to overcome poor schooling as a child, cultural differences, and English as a Second Language. But he has proven since Freshman year that he is more than up to the challenge.

Besides his amazing family back home in Malawi, WK also enjoys the support of several American families, with whom he stays when he doesn't go home for the holidays. He just passed a relaxing winter break in Alexandria, VA and San Diego, CA.

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