Monday, September 8, 2014


We just learned about the country of Zimbabwe.

Malawi is a country in Africa, in the south east part of the continent.
(from: wikipedia - malawi)

The flag of Malawi is a black stripe with a red rising sun in the middle, a red stripe and a green stripe.
The black stripe is for the African people, the red rising sun is for hope and freedom, the red stripe is for the people fighting for their country, and the green is for nature.

malawi flag
(from: wikipedia - flag of malawi)

To eat in Malawi you might have kachumbari, which is a salad made with tomatoes, onions and chili peppers.
(from: wikipedia - kachumbari)

Lake Malawi is the ninth largest lake in the world.
lake malawi
(from: wikipedia - lake malawi)

Not every place in Malawi has electricity, so a man named William Kamkwamba found a way to make a windmill using old bicycle parts and some scraps from old things people had thrown away.
He used the windmill to give electricity to some things in his house, and people are trying to do the same thing in other parts of the country because they can't afford electricity where they live.
kamkwamba windmill
(from: wikipedia - william kamkwamba)

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