Katy Perry is a worldwide pop star, but that doesn’t stop her from taking time to support a good cause. The 28-year-old teamed up with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and traveled to Madagascar to spend some quality time with children in the tropical island country considered one of the poorest in the world and currently still recovering from a political crisis that began in 2009.
Katy posted pics from her trip on her Facebook page and said, “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."
The brunette bombshell started her trip by visiting a child protection center, meeting abused and abandoned children and young mothers who were receiving support and counseling in a slum area of the capital Antananarivo. She also traveled to a UNICEF-supported preschool and primary school dedicated to making sure the kids learn the importance of creative thinking, working collaboratively, and using proper hygiene. She clearly had a good time with the little ones because she even found time to tweet about them during her trip. “I just watched what looked like a 7 year old girl make her own marmite sandwich. #differentplacesdifferenttastes,” she tweeted, followed by, “Okay I just made one myself. #easilyinfluencedbysevenyearolds.”
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