Katy Perry Visit Madagascar, Shows Support For UNICEF
K-Pez says her eyes have been 'widely opened' after the trip...
Katy Perryditched her latex dresses and trademark wigs to spend the last few days visiting Madagascar in support of Unicef.
The Teenage Dream hitmaker took time out of her showbiz schedule to see some of the world's poorest children to bring attention to the political crisis the tropical island has been facing since 2009.
Perry begun her trip in a slum area of the capital Antananarivo, where she visited a child protection centre and met abused and abandoned children and young mothers receiving support and counselling.
She was also snapped enjoying a game of skipping at a school in Sahavola which had been rebuilt after being struck by a cyclone.
Speaking of her visit, K-Pez stated: "In less than one week here in Madagascar, I went from crowded city slums to the most remote villages and my eyes were widely opened by the incredible need for a healthy life – nutrition, sanitation, and protection against rape and abuse - which UNICEF are stepping in to help provide.
“I am grateful to UNICEF for giving me the opportunity to see first-hand how their programmes make a real difference in children's lives. Support for UNICEF is saving children, I am a witness to it.”
For more information about UNICEF and its work visit http://www.unicef.org.uk
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