Crowds will gather around 13-year-old Guled Adan Abdi just to watch him work. The Somalian teen from the northern town of Buhodle has made a name for himself by turning discarded junk into moving plastic toys. Thus far he’s constructed four electronic toys from old cooking containers, an impressive self-taught feat that the Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has caught wind of and, was so impressed by he promised free education to Guled.

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