15-year-old Ghanaian makes wooden standing fan

Thomas Owusu is a class 5 pupil at the Bokabo D/A Primary School at Sefwi Bokabo, in the Bodi District of the Western Region of Ghana.

His teacher, Max Owusu first shared images of the boy and his works on Facebook where he has become an internet sensation.

“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,” the teacher posted.

Many social media users have commended him and called on the government or any benevolent organisation or individual to help develop his talent.

Young Thomas Owusu built the entire standing fan in a space of two days, crafting the wood to fit the shape of the fan and molding the plastic fan blade all by himself.

He has already made two of these fans and is hoping to add a few more.

The parents of young Thomas are both cocoa farmers. He, therefore, helps them on the 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 genius, who believes in himself, very positive-minded and result oriented.”

In terms of his academics, his teacher says “Thomas is an average student with a strong interest in Mathematics, science, and crafting.”

The teacher also said that he is pleading for sponsorship to help develop and showcase his talent.

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