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The little girl who danced across a bridge
March 29, 2012 by Sophia Jones-Mwangi
|Annamore Chinyede (11) was so happy that her community got a new footbridge that she danced her way across it. Photo: Sophia Jones-Mwangi/IRC|
On a recent visit to eastern Zimbabwe I was delighted to meet the girl who was pictured on our website dancing across a new footbridge built with help from the International Rescue Committee. The photo became extremely popular among IRC supporters on Facebook.
“I have two sisters and three brothers. I am number three,” Annamore told me in very good English, counting on three fingers to show me her place in the family.
Annamore’s favorite subjects in school are Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies and Science. She also enjoys athletics and says that when she grows up she would like to be a nurse.
I asked her why she had danced across the footbridge. “I was very happy,” she explained. “Before, the bridge was dangerous. It has now changed for the better.”