Richard Turere & the Extraordinary Lion Lights

By Micah Bochart on Mar 1, 2013 10:38:44 AM |


This is the story of Richard Turere of Kenya, who at age 11 came up with a highly innovative solution to the problem of marauding lions. As a result, he was first accepted into Brookhouse International School and later appeared on Ted Talks.

As a FurtherEd team member, I consider it critical at this juncture to challenge oneself to define our mission of “personal growth” in a meaningful way. To me, Richard’s story shows that personal growth can function as a complete spectrum, from basic survival to self-actualization. It began with him trying to save his homestead from lions, and led to a state of having the resources to realize a life-long dream of becoming an aircraft engineer – as basic a need, and as lofty a vision, as any. This is personal growth at its best.

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Micah Bochart

Written by Micah Bochart

Micah Bochart is Senior Video Producer at Lawline, managing the company’s broadcast studio, as well as the evolution and refinement of its video production capability and post-production process. He graduated from Hunter College in 2008 with double degrees in Film and English, and has had the honor of working at Lawline for the past nine years. Outside of work, he is a proud member of the National Organization for Women, as well as a writer, distance runner, and casual photographer.