Katy Perry in Vietnam

Last month, I traveled nearly 8,000 miles to Ninh Thuan Province, a rural region in Vietnam’s south central coast, and one of the most disadvantaged areas in the country.

The stunning coastline of Ninh Thuan Province is a stark contrast to the barren, hard-to-reach hillsides and dilapidated wooden homes inland, where most people live, enduring the daily struggles that come with extreme poverty. These struggles include lack of access to quality health care and education; food insecurity caused by climate change; lack of clean water and sanitation; and an overall absence of opportunities.

I spent four days in this region with UNICEF, meeting children and families affected by some of these struggles, and getting an insight into what is being done to tackle the inequities that some of the country’s most disadvantaged children face.


Day 1
“The 30 kids I met at the Quang Son Special School are probably some of the fortunate few. There are some 1.3 million children with disabilities in Vietnam, and less than half of them are able to access school. I couldn’t help but wonder what these children’s lives would be like if the school wasn’t here for them. Who would they play with? How would they learn to communicate? What would they do all day while their families work in the fields? What would their futures be like?”

Read the whole story on Katy Perry’s trip to Vietnam

Katy Perry is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. 

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Comments:

  1. Katy Perry is not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside as well. God Bless You 🙂

  2. I am from Vietnam but I am living in a city. In our country, the children who are living on mountains and plateaus such as Tay Nguyen plateau have lots of lack. They can not go to school because no school here, can not have a great health because they don’t have clean water. They also have many problems about their health. So, I hope that UNICEF will support and raise the children’s living quality here help they have a chance to go to school and have a great health. Thanks!

  3. Katy Perry did a tremendous work reaching out, and announcing this critical situation; which hopefully, will be redressed as soon as possible.

  4. Will make time to read your post… and then comment 🙂 For the moment, I certainly have some breakthroughs on the fight against unfair, I hope they are something valuable too. Congratulations. TLF

  5. Good work Katty Perry
    UNICEF may God always bless the organization

  6. Hi,
    Katy Perry did a tremendous work reaching out, and announcing this critical situation; which hopefully, will be redressed as soon as possible.

    Thanks and Regards
    http://www.mind-zone.net

  7. I think that we are all ought to try to make the world a better place!🙏