Malawi’s Kabaza’ charger ‘scientist’ in global innovators competition

A scientist from the Physics Department, Chancellor College, a constituent college of the Malawi University (Unima), has been shortlisted for this year’s Global Scientific Innovators Award.

Mixon Faluweki, a third year student pursuing Bachelor of Education Science degree, majoring in physics, developed a bicycle charger,which he named the ‘Padoko Charger’.

His innovation allows people who use bicycles for transport to also use it for charging their cell phones, power their radios or mp3 players, and also recharge their torch/lamps.

The  Padoko charger has been warmly accepted by people in rural areas who use bicycles for transport and especially those people who run kabaza business.

 Faluweki who developed a bicycle ‘Kabaza’ charger

Faluweki who developed a bicycle ‘Kabaza’ charger

The innovation uses very few components and has low running costs which make it comparatively cheap. It fully charges a phone within a short time.

His innovation will greatly reduce the running cost of sing cell phones by cutting down the money spent for charging the phones.

In view of this development, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and GIST Tech-I selected his innovation alongside other 65 innovations from a total of 502 applications worldwide, to compete for this year’s Global Scientific Innovators’ Award.

Mixon is the only Malawi’s ambassador in the completion. The competition has now entered a voting phase where 30 contestants out of the selected 67 will proceed to the finals in Morocco.

Malawians have opportunity to see one of their own winning the grand prize and be on the world scientific map by voting for Mixon Faluweki online daily until 1st October, 2014.

To vote, follow the link:

“People can vote once every 24 hours. They can even use either e-mail address or a Facebook account to create voting account. However, when using an e-mail account they should remember to verify through inbox by clicking on the link sent by wisehive, otherwise the vote/s will not be counted. Verification is done only once,” explained Faluweki.

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Ndavota,,,kutukula malawi

There are plenty of colors that will go together with your cabinetwork.
And they soften and complement a modern sofa very well.
This will make sure that your work is done smoothly and with
good care.


All the same, congratulations for tjhe idea

Dumisani Chikadya

How different is this idea from this:


I hope he will change malawi shortage of power,koma uchindele wa pamalawi muzamutumiza azikaphunzitsa pa chitipa second sch


the same kabaza charger winawake kumulanje anapangako last yr.that guy by the name of molen mangani apanga zambiri koma akukhomeledwa kwambiri.last tym anakumana wit some scientist to tel them zomwe akhala akupanga using local available resources koma adakana mozengeleza . vuto financial support imasowa ndi wakumudzi hevy mulanje wake.uyu yekha mwat faluweki tiyen tipange support amalawi anzanga akadutse bax.manganiyu guys tiyen tinthandiye he z innovate guy

Ex chanco student

Applied science at its best! Well done man, you sure will solve an important problem and make a difference in peoples lives. I have voted already for you and good luck!!!

Elias Chimwaza

I knew u will reach this far Bro ……..keep it up!!!

Keen Observer

Congrats boy & all the best

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