Yesterday my business partner Mike sent me a link to FreeRice, a site that teaches you vocabulary….and for every question you get right donates 10 grains of rice to hungry communities help accomplish their mission of ending world hunger. How freaking awesome is that? You don’t have to pay anything to donate, and you can actually learn something by playing their vocab game! Absolutely amazing!
It works because of the large sponsors: Time Magazine, Apple, Office Depot, Toshiba, etc. Their ads are shown along the bottom while you play, and they are the ones making the donations to the UN World Food Program. The site – which is a sister site of Poverty.com – has simple goals:
FreeRice has two goals:
1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide. Thank you.
Task: get everyone you know to play the game for 10 minutes a day. You’ll get smarter and do some good while you’re at it.