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Slideshow: Katy Perry and Kids in Madagascar with UNICEF

Singer and songwriter Katy Perry visited Madagascar to bring attention to the hardships faced by children in the tropical island country, one of the poorest in the world. On her first visit in support of UNICEF, Perry saw a full range of programs, from education, nutrition, health and child protection, to water, sanitation and hygiene.

 

Katy Perry visits a pre-school in the village of Sahavola in Analanjirofo Region. The school was built and furnished with UNICEF support. Ms. Perry shows pre-school children how to properly wash their hands. Pumping water at a primary school in Ampihaonana. Katy Perry joins girls jumping rope during a visit to a primary school in Ampihaonana. At a nutrition center in Androranga Vola. Half the children in Madagascar are chronically malnourished. Katy Perry speaks with a community health worker about the benefits of supplementary food powder. With a group of women in Ampihaonana. “An education is an incredible opportunity here,” said Ms. Perry during her visit. Katy Perry speaks with a small girl during a visit to the Ilaiko Child Protection Center in Antananarivo. The center has been offering protection services for children for a year. At the Tamatave Youth Center in Atsinanana Region. “I am grateful to UNICEF for giving me the opportunity to see first-hand how its programs make a real difference in children's lives.”
  • Katy Perry visits a pre-school in the village of Sahavola in Analanjirofo Region. The school was built and furnished with UNICEF support.
  • Ms. Perry shows pre-school children how to properly wash their hands.
  • Pumping water at a primary school in Ampihaonana.
  • Katy Perry joins girls jumping rope during a visit to a primary school in Ampihaonana.
  • At a nutrition center in Androranga Vola. Half the children in Madagascar are chronically malnourished.
  • Katy Perry speaks with a community health worker about the benefits of supplementary food powder.
  • Katy Perry with a group of women in Ampihaonana. “An education is an incredible opportunity here,” said Ms. Perry during her visit.
  • Katy Perry speaks with a small girl during a visit to the Ilaiko Child Protection Center in Antananarivo. The center has been offering protection services for children for a year.
  • At the Tamatave Youth Center in Atsinanana Region. “I am grateful to UNICEF for giving me the opportunity to see first-hand how its programs make a real difference in children's lives.”

All photos: © UNICEF/Holt

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