An exceptional 20-year-old man, Jeremiah Thoronka has won the Chegg.org global prize award and was named United Nations Academic Impact Millennium Fellow after inventing a device that uses energy from people walking to generate clean power.
Jeremiah Thoronka who hails from Sierra Leonne narrated that he decided to explore the world of power generation as a result of the poor electricity supply that ravages his country. He grew up with his single mother in a slum camp where they had to burn charcoal and wood for lighting and heating.
Having suffered the direct effects of a lack of adequate power supply, Jeremiah set out to create a solution for his country’s challenge. He landed a scholarship to enrol for his secondary school, making him move from their camp to an advanced academic environment. Jeremiah described the difference between their village and the school as wide.
“Every day I was moving between two worlds. There was electricity in abundance at school,” he recalled.
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