Wangari Maathai

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  • Wangari Maathai
  • She got an undergraduate education from collage. Ms. Maathai also got a degree in biology.
  • Accomplishments
  • "Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking." - Wangari Maathai.
  • Inportance
  • “I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it.”  ― Wangari Maathai
  • Mrs. Maathai was born Nyeri, Kenya  Africa on April 1st 1940. She grew up in a little village.  Her father worked as a tenant farmer. Kenya still was a British colony. She went to school when she was 8 which was uncommon for girls at the time. She was an amazing student and got a scholarship to go to collage in the United states.
  • She received a noble peace prize for her development, democracy and peace. Mrs Maathai was a political and environmental activist. She was the first woman in East or Central Africa to get a doctrine. Mrs. Maathai created the Green Belt Movement which she used to help save Kenya rain forests.
  • Mrs. Maathia helped save rain forests and made a great impact on the world from that. She married Mwangi Mathai and had 3 children with him. She shared her life story in the 2006 book Unbowed. Before she passed she battled ovarian cancer.
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