Jeremiah Thoronka, a student and Innovator from Sierra Leone, who invented a device that uses kinetic energy from traffic and pedestrians to generate clean power has received the prestigious Youngster Green Award at the 2023 Green Tech Festival in Germany. This award is a testament to the power of collective action and dedication towards sustainability and climate action.
Jeremiah Thoronka had always been passionate about the environment. Growing up in Sierra Leone, he witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of climate change on his community. He knew that something needed to be done to combat this global crisis, and he was determined to be part of the solution. As a student, Jeremiah studied engineering and spent countless hours tinkering with different ideas.
Jeremiah Thoronka was inspired by the hustle and bustle of his city, Freetown, where traffic and pedestrians were constantly on the move. He realized that this kinetic energy could be harnessed and used to generate clean power. Jeremiah worked tirelessly on his invention, pouring all his time and energy into perfecting it. He faced countless setbacks and obstacles along the way, but he refused to give up.
Finally, after months of hard work, Jeremiah Thoronka created a device that could generate electricity from the movement of people and vehicles. His invention quickly gained attention, and before he knew it, he was invited to speak at conferences and events around the world.
Jeremiah Thoronka’s passion and dedication had paid off, and people were taking notice. In 2023, Jeremiah was invited to attend the Green Tech Festival in Germany, where he was awarded the prestigious Youngster Green Award. The award recognized his groundbreaking invention and his commitment to sustainability and climate action.
As Jeremiah Thoronka stood on stage, accepting the award, Jeremiah felt humbled and honored. He knew that this was just the beginning of his journey, and there was still so much work to be done. But he was grateful for the recognition and support that he had received along the way. Jeremiah knew that he couldn’t do this alone. He needed the support of his family, friends, colleagues, mentors, and community to make a real difference. He thanked them all for their unwavering encouragement and belief in him. Looking out at the crowd of people gathered at the Green Tech Festival, Jeremiah felt a sense of hope. He knew that together, they could continue to fight for a greener, more sustainable, equitable, and just future for all. And he was honored to be part of that movement.