Here’s a story about a pop music star going to another country that shouldn’t cause any alarm for members of the US Congress. Katy Perry traveled in support of UNICEF to Madagascar where she had some fun but also learned a few serious things about the country. Hit the break for a more details and video.
Perry during her time in Madagascar saw remote villages as well as the crowded city slums and said her
“eyes were widely opened by the incredible need for a healthy life — nutrition, sanitation, and protection against rape and abuse,” Perry said in a release from UNICEF, talking about a trip she took last week.”
She saw UNICEF’s programs for education, health, nutrition and child protection along with programs for water, sanitation and hygiene. Perry also visited a child protection center where she was introduced to abused and abandoned children and young mothers. Katy Perry was informed of how only 30% of children that start primary school actually complete the cycle and that 2/3 of the teachers are actually formally trained. UNICEF is working hard with national school authorities to change these statistics with more school construction and providing training for teachers, among other initiatives.