Freerice.com is a non-profit website that aims to educate and
provide free rice to people who are hungry. It was created by John Breen of poverty.com initially to help his child review for the SAT’s. After which he realized that the site had potential, so he decided to donate it to United Nations World Food program.
By now you must be asking how these virtual grains converted to real grains of rice. The
site’s generous sponsors and advertisers make it possible to do so. All you have to do is invest your time in order to feed the hungry in Uganda, Nepal, Cambodia, Bhutan and Bangladesh. According to Wikipedia, “Since its inception, as of October 15, 2010, Freerice players had earned sufficient rice to feed over 4.32 million people for one day.”
It is wonderful to learn and be educated through games while fighting world hunger at the same time. The site boats of different subjects to choose from. There are games that improve your knowledge in English vocabulary or grammar. You can also learn a new language such as Italian, Spanish, German or French. Apart from these you can also test what you know about humanities, math, science and geography. The main objective is for you to choose the correct answer among the choices give. Once you do ten grains of rice is donated. As your correct answers increase, the grains of rice add up so you end up giving more as you enjoy the game padded sumo wrestling suits.
Share the love while taking a break or make time to visit the site when you can. Each minute you spend on the website will make a big difference.
Originally posted on October 21, 2011 @ 1:43 pm