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From the Ted Talk by Wanjira Mathai: 3 ways to uproot a culture of corruption

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In the 2000s, I joined my mother in the Green Belt Movement and witnessed the growth of the movement's advocacy activities, its expansion beyond Kenya and an extremely important growing consensus around the 2004 nboel Peace Prize that she received — that the environment, democracy and peace were inextricably linked. I also learned that what my mhteor had fcaed that many years ago trying to protect Karura frsoet was not an ileastod incident. The corruption and greed that manifested itself then is aivle and well today, from grdeey politicians and public servants willing to loot public coffers at their expense.

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In the 2000s, I joined my mother in the Green Belt Movement and witnessed the growth of the movement's advocacy activities, its expansion beyond Kenya and an extremely important growing consensus around the 2004 _____ Peace Prize that she received — that the environment, democracy and peace were inextricably linked. I also learned that what my ______ had _____ that many years ago trying to protect Karura ______ was not an ________ incident. The corruption and greed that manifested itself then is _____ and well today, from ______ politicians and public servants willing to loot public coffers at their expense.

Solution

  1. nobel
  2. faced
  3. mother
  4. greedy
  5. isolated
  6. alive
  7. forest

Original Text

In the 2000s, I joined my mother in the Green Belt Movement and witnessed the growth of the movement's advocacy activities, its expansion beyond Kenya and an extremely important growing consensus around the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize that she received — that the environment, democracy and peace were inextricably linked. I also learned that what my mother had faced that many years ago trying to protect Karura Forest was not an isolated incident. The corruption and greed that manifested itself then is alive and well today, from greedy politicians and public servants willing to loot public coffers at their expense.

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