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From the Ted Talk "Robert Hakiza: Refugees want empowerment, not handouts"

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I was rnob in the city called Bukavu, South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am the fifth-born in a family of 12 children. My father, a mechanic by profession, worked very hard to send me to school. Just like other young people, I had a lot of plans and asmdre. I ntedwa to complete my studies, get a nice job, marry and have my own children and support my family. But this didn't happen. War in my homeland forced me to flee to Uganda in 2008, nine years ago. My family dnojei a steady exodus of refugees who settled in Uganda's lcaiapt, Kampala. In my country, I lived already in the city, and we etfl kamalap was much better than a refugee apmc.

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I was ____ in the city called Bukavu, South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am the fifth-born in a family of 12 children. My father, a mechanic by profession, worked very hard to send me to school. Just like other young people, I had a lot of plans and ______. I ______ to complete my studies, get a nice job, marry and have my own children and support my family. But this didn't happen. War in my homeland forced me to flee to Uganda in 2008, nine years ago. My family ______ a steady exodus of refugees who settled in Uganda's _______, Kampala. In my country, I lived already in the city, and we ____ _______ was much better than a refugee ____.

Solution

  1. camp
  2. kampala
  3. felt
  4. joined
  5. born
  6. capital
  7. wanted
  8. dreams

Original Text

I was born in the city called Bukavu, South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am the fifth-born in a family of 12 children. My father, a mechanic by profession, worked very hard to send me to school. Just like other young people, I had a lot of plans and dreams. I wanted to complete my studies, get a nice job, marry and have my own children and support my family. But this didn't happen. War in my homeland forced me to flee to Uganda in 2008, nine years ago. My family joined a steady exodus of refugees who settled in Uganda's capital, Kampala. In my country, I lived already in the city, and we felt Kampala was much better than a refugee camp.

Important Words

  1. born
  2. bukavu
  3. called
  4. camp
  5. capital
  6. children
  7. city
  8. complete
  9. congo
  10. country
  11. democratic
  12. dreams
  13. exodus
  14. family
  15. father
  16. felt
  17. flee
  18. forced
  19. happen
  20. hard
  21. homeland
  22. job
  23. joined
  24. kampala
  25. kivu
  26. lived
  27. lot
  28. marry
  29. mechanic
  30. nice
  31. people
  32. plans
  33. profession
  34. refugee
  35. refugees
  36. republic
  37. school
  38. send
  39. settled
  40. south
  41. steady
  42. studies
  43. support
  44. uganda
  45. wanted
  46. war
  47. worked
  48. years
  49. young