Singer and UNICEF supporter Katy Perry visited Madagascar this week, to learn more about our work for children there. Right now, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, with most families unable to afford basic food and healthcare.
On her first trip with UNICEF, Katy visited several of our projects, including a centre for abandoned children, and a village school built to withstand cyclones.
"Support for UNICEF is saving children," Katy said. "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."
Katy's trip included a visit to a pre-school in the village of Sahavola. The school has 117 children, from three to six years old. UNICEF's support helped to provide the school with school books, proper toilets for boys and girls, and access to clean drinking water.