Free Rice: Charitable Computer Game
Sponsor ads run at the bottom of the page, and each time a question is answered correctly, you will see a note on the screen that you have just donated ten grains of rice to the U.N. World Food Program. Registration isn’t necessary and there aren’t any additional steps needed to donate the rice. Once you’ve clicked a correct answer, the sponsors will donate ten grains of rice. All donations go to the food program and Free Rice makes no profit from the site, it is 100% charitable giving.
The Free Rice site is an excellent way that everyone can participate and do their part in charitable giving, targeted towards world hunger. You might wonder if 10 grains of rice can really make a difference, well the stats speak for themselves. In 2007, Free Rice donated 12,255,121,230 grains of rice. That number rose to 43,942,622,700 and you can view the current totals for each month by visiting the site.
Combining education with the fight to end world hunger, the site focuses on increasing knowledge through the use of repetition. For each question that is missed, you’ll find that question repeated so that you can master that topic. There are levels that you can set for the games, and it is perfect a game for students to play on a daily basis. Free Rice would be a perfect game for schools, homeschooling families, and other educational facilities to use as well.
John Breen, the creator of Free Rice, isn’t a stranger to designing charitable computer programs. In addition to Free Rice, he has also created the Poverty site, the Rainforest Site, and the Hunger site. His inspiration for the site was sparked when his son was studying for the SAT test. During the creation of the program, John Breen entered 10,000 questions into the computer program. To date, Free Rice has dispersed rice into countries such as Uganda, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.
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