An exceptional 20-year-old man named Jeremiah Thoronka has won the Chegg.org global prize award and has been named United Nations Academic Impact Millennium Fellow after inventing a device that uses energy from people walking to generate clean power.
Jeremiah graduated from the African Leadership University with a First-Class degree and immediately won the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Shared Scholarship to enroll for a Master’s degree at Durham University.
His start-up, Optim Energy was able to run a successful test of the equipment which makes use of kinetic energy from traffic and pedestrians to generate clean power in Jeremiah’s neighborhoods, Makawao, Sierra Leone, and Kuntoluh, South Africa.
The young inventor asserts that his device is capable of powering thousands, if not millions, of homes in the future!
The 20-year-old scholar was awarded the winner of the 2021 Chegg.org Global Student Prize and won another $100,000 Global Teacher Prize. He is also a United Nations Academic Impact Millennium Fellow.
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