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From the Ted Talk by Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

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Several years ago, a few friends of mine decided we needed to bridge the disconnect between our generation and the geaertoinn of young women. It's not enough to say you have two nebol laureates from the Republic of Liberia when your girls' kids are totally out there and no hope, or seemingly no hope. We created a space called the Young Girls Transformative Project. We go into rural communities and all we do, like has been done in this room, is create the scpae. When these girls sit, you unlock intelligence, you unlock passion, you uocnlk commitment, you unlock focus, you unlock great leaders. taody, we've wokred with over 300. And some of those grils who wlaked in the room very shy have taken bold steps, as yuong mothers, to go out there and advocate for the rights of other young women.

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Several years ago, a few friends of mine decided we needed to bridge the disconnect between our generation and the __________ of young women. It's not enough to say you have two _____ laureates from the Republic of Liberia when your girls' kids are totally out there and no hope, or seemingly no hope. We created a space called the Young Girls Transformative Project. We go into rural communities and all we do, like has been done in this room, is create the _____. When these girls sit, you unlock intelligence, you unlock passion, you ______ commitment, you unlock focus, you unlock great leaders. _____, we've ______ with over 300. And some of those _____ who ______ in the room very shy have taken bold steps, as _____ mothers, to go out there and advocate for the rights of other young women.

Solution

  1. today
  2. generation
  3. girls
  4. worked
  5. walked
  6. unlock
  7. space
  8. nobel
  9. young

Original Text

Several years ago, a few friends of mine decided we needed to bridge the disconnect between our generation and the generation of young women. It's not enough to say you have two Nobel laureates from the Republic of Liberia when your girls' kids are totally out there and no hope, or seemingly no hope. We created a space called the Young Girls Transformative Project. We go into rural communities and all we do, like has been done in this room, is create the space. When these girls sit, you unlock intelligence, you unlock passion, you unlock commitment, you unlock focus, you unlock great leaders. Today, we've worked with over 300. And some of those girls who walked in the room very shy have taken bold steps, as young mothers, to go out there and advocate for the rights of other young women.

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Important Words

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