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Freerice – help feed the hungry by playing games and learning stuff


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Perceptive readers will notice that we have been running a water charity ad in our main header for a while now, which harks back to our original site when we had a permanent charity ad in prime position to help feed the hungry. So it’s nice to report on a new initiative to help the world’s hungry.

The Freerice site lets you play a vocabulary game online in order to ‘win’ grains of rice which will be donated directly to the UN World Food Programme. The rice is paid for by a selection of advertiser sponsors, and the whole project is actually based at the UN in Italy. The game is pretty basic, just a word understanding theme, but it also sharpens your vocab as you play, which is pretty cool.

Unfortunately you’ll need to play *a lot* to even win enough rice to feed one person for a day (19,000 grains), but every little helps, as they say, and if enough people play now and then, it could make a difference. Better than Solitaire anyway, even if it’s harder on the brain.

 Freerice   help feed the hungry by playing games and learning stuff

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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