In a country where innovation is not really the center stage of the developmental agenda, it is difficult to come across innovative individuals who are given a lot of support. So what makes such people move on is the desire and joy the get from creating new things even in the absence of mass support.
Young Thomas Owusu has put his special set of skills to ingenious use, making a standing fan out of wood and plastic materials that runs on electricity.
Thomas is a class 5 pupil of the Bokabo D/A Primary School at Sefwi Bokabo, in the Bodi District of the Western Region of Ghana.
Overnight, the extremely talented boy has become an internet sensation, with many commending him for his innovation.
According to Citinewsroom, Thomas built the entire standing fan in a space of two days, crafting the wood to fit the shape of the fan and moulding the plastic fan blade all by himself.
He has already made two of these fans and is hoping to add a few more.
Both of Thomas’ parents are cocoa farmers, and he helps them on them farm when he is not in school.
Thomas hopes to make other wooden fans that run solely on batteries and says those will be “easier to build.”
His teacher, Max Owusu describes him as “a genuis, who believes in himself, very positive-minded and result oriented.”
Pictures of his works were originally posted on social media by his teacher Max Owusu and the post has since been shared over 2900 times, creating huge buzz around the prodigy.
Mr. Max Owusu posted on Facebook ” See this young but creative electrical engineer at my school who designed a wooden stand fan that can be operated electronically. I believe in a future that is realized today not tomorrow.”
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