After noticing several fellow bloggers that have signed up with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to become “Bloggers Against Hunger,” I decided to sign up as well. The banner above says it all, and even though it might seem useless or farfetched, you and I can indeed directly impact the world’s 1,000,000,000 hungry people by answering a few simple questions…
http://www.freerice.com is a website by the WFP dedicated to providing two free and essential needs for humanity: education and food. You can go to the site, and by answering simple questions in English, Chemistry, Math, Geography, Arts and other languages, you donate 10 grains of rice to the WFP.
Why? Well, advertisers pay to have their banners appear. Every question has a different banner, and the revenue generated by this ad will go to buy the 10 grains you just ‘earned’.
Questions are extremely simple, and are in the format:
However, they do go up in difficulty, and the 12,000+ words will most certainly help you with your SAT, GMAT, or GRE English or Math sections.
The average person’s diet needs around 400 grams of rice per day, that’s some 19,200 grains. That’s a huge number, and no one expects you to answer almost 2000 questions per day. However, if 20 people who read this blog answer 100 simple questions, their contribution will total to some 200+ grams. That’s half of what someone needs to stay fed for a day, which is an enormous contribution to someone’s life in one of the 75 countries the WFP helps feed.
So, go to FreeRice.com and help the 1,000,000,000 people online feed the 1,000,000,000 who go to bed hungry every night. And of course, improve your chemistry/math/geography and most importantly, English!