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20-year-old African man generates electricity from the footsteps of people walking, wins global award of excellence

Jeremiah Thoronka, a remarkable 20-year-old inventor who created a gadget that harnesses the energy of people walking to produce sustainable power, has been selected a United Nations Academic Impact Millennium Fellow and the recipient of the Global Prize Award.

Jeremiah Thoronka, a native of Sierra Leone, explained that the inadequate electricity supply that afflicts his nation led to his decision to investigate the field of power generation. He was raised in a slum camp by his lone mother, where they had to heat and light their home with charcoal and wood.

After personally experiencing the negative impacts of insufficient electricity supply, Jeremiah set out to develop a remedy for his nation’s problem. He received a scholarship to attend secondary school, forcing him to leave their program for a setting with more rigorous academic standards. The distance between their village and the school, according to Jeremiah, is considerable.

Jeremiah earned a First-Class degree from the African Leadership University and went on to enroll in Durham University’s Master’s program after being awarded the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

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