Richard Turere is a young Maasai who ironically is conserving lions than kill them. Maasai communities are known not to spare lions when they attack their livestock or when traditions demands you kill one to qualify for circumcision.
After dismantling the few household appliances, the 11-year-old taught himself how to fix them, and then he started inventing. He fit his parents’ home with fans made from car parts and other junkyard components harvested from junkyards, then built other inventions for his neighbors.
Richard Turere’s invention is the best kind; it’s simple, practical, affordable, solar powered, and doesn’t harm wildlife.
Lions were actually entering manyattas (homesteads) and killing goats almost every night. Instead of killing them for revenge like other villages, the boy decided to invented what has come to be known as ‘Lions Light’ which safely keeping lions from attacking livestock.
“I had to look after my dad’s cows and make sure that they were safe.” He quoted saying.
Richard has featured in many news outlets including CNN, and National Geographic. Recently he was invited at California where he addressed a big gathering.