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The man lighting up rural Zimbabwe

The man lighting up rural Zimbabwe

ALUWWAINE Tanaka Manyonga's fingers trace the familiar ridges of the plastic container he holds as he sits perched on a chair, his gaze sweeping over the rapt faces of a room full of students bathed in the warm glow of his invention, the Chigubhu Lantern. Manyonga’s entrepreneurial catchphrase, “A light for every student,” is being taken seriously by his audience, for whom a repurposed bottle has, in the course of this lecture, been transformed into a flickering beacon of hope. As he weaves his tale Manyonga sees not just recycled plastic but the potential for brighter futures in rural Zimbabwe,…
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