Guest Author - Charisse Van Horn
Looking for an easy, fun, and charitable way to help fight world hunger? Then youíll want to visit the site Free Rice. Working in conjunction with the U.N. World Food Program, Free Rice combines computer games and learning with charitable giving. The site provides users an opportunity to increase their learning in subject areas such as vocabulary, art, chemistry, geography, math, and foreign languages such as French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Free to play, the games are perfect for students as well as adults. It is free to play and the games are enjoyable as well.
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 isnít necessary and there arenít any additional steps needed to donate the rice. Once youíve 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, youíll 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, isnít 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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