Katy Perry visits Madagascar for Unicef

Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry visited Madagascar in support of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) to help draw attention to the importance of providing education and help to children on the African island nation.

The 28-year-old admits she is grateful for the experience.

"In less than one week here in Madagascar, I went from crowded city slums to the most remote villages and my eyes were opened wide by the incredible need for a healthy life, nutrition, sanitation, and protection against rape and abuse, which Unicef is stepping in to help provide," Perry said in a statement, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

"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. Support for Unicef in saving children, I am a witness to it," she added.

Perry participated in several local activities by hand-washing clothes and playing with children in a playground.

She also pumped water at a well and visited a nutrition centre to learn about the high rates of malnutrition in the country.