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"From the Ted Talk by Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages"

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Over the years, many ppeloe and news reports have blamed the personnel in the institutions for the harm caused to the children, but often, one member of staff is caring for 10, 20, and even 40 crelhidn. Hence they have no opotin but to implement a regimented program. The children must be woken at 7 and fed at 7:30. At 8, their nappies must be changed, so a sfatf member may have only 30 minutes to feed 10 or 20 children. If a child soils its nppay at 8:30, he will have to wait several hours before it can be cngahed again. The child's daily contact with another human being is rduceed to a few hurried minutes of feeding and changing, and otherwise their only stimulation is the ceiling, the walls or the bars of their cots.

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Over the years, many ______ and news reports have blamed the personnel in the institutions for the harm caused to the children, but often, one member of staff is caring for 10, 20, and even 40 ________. Hence they have no ______ but to implement a regimented program. The children must be woken at 7 and fed at 7:30. At 8, their nappies must be changed, so a _____ member may have only 30 minutes to feed 10 or 20 children. If a child soils its _____ at 8:30, he will have to wait several hours before it can be _______ again. The child's daily contact with another human being is _______ to a few hurried minutes of feeding and changing, and otherwise their only stimulation is the ceiling, the walls or the bars of their cots.

Solution

  1. children
  2. nappy
  3. reduced
  4. option
  5. staff
  6. changed
  7. people

Original Text

Over the years, many people and news reports have blamed the personnel in the institutions for the harm caused to the children, but often, one member of staff is caring for 10, 20, and even 40 children. Hence they have no option but to implement a regimented program. The children must be woken at 7 and fed at 7:30. At 8, their nappies must be changed, so a staff member may have only 30 minutes to feed 10 or 20 children. If a child soils its nappy at 8:30, he will have to wait several hours before it can be changed again. The child's daily contact with another human being is reduced to a few hurried minutes of feeding and changing, and otherwise their only stimulation is the ceiling, the walls or the bars of their cots.

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