Katy Perry Visits Madagascar with UNICEF

Katy Perry Visits Madagascar with UNICEF

Opening her eyes to the issues faced by some of the poorest in the world, Katy Perry visited Madagascar last week on a UNICEF mission.

The “Wide Awake” singer checked out the charity”s educational and health programs while in the impoverished nation.

In a statement, the 38-year-old pop star shared, “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.”

Appreciating the experience, Ms. Perry added, “I am grateful to UNICEF for giving me the opportunity to see first-hand how their programs make a real difference in childrens lives. Support for UNICEF is saving children, I am a witness to it.

Though it may have been a quite sobering visit, Katy showed her Twitter followers a glimpse of her fun personality peeking through the hardship when she posted a photo of herself fist-bumping a young child with the caption, “One of my favorite moments from my life changing @UNICEF trip to Madagascar!”