Freerice is a unique online quiz game – it costs nothing to play but for each answer you get right, ten grains of rice are donated to the World Food Program (WFP) to help end hunger.
So who pays for the rice? Freerice set up a very smart deal with their sponsors – in return for advertising space on the website, the rice grains which players accumulate are paid for by the website’s sponsors with all payments made directly to the WFP. Quizzers play for free and the hungry benefit.
This quiz concept enables Freerice to realize two goals:
1. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.The latter is embodied in the quiz itself. To play, you must first register. but to see the full array of categories, click on the Subject tag. There are eight categories which are then further subdivided:
2. Provide education to everyone for free.
WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance... (more) [clicking on more will take you to Freerice FAQs]
There’s also video, key statistics and news items. In the latest WFP fight against hunger, they report:
Conflict in Syria has forced millions of people to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in which food assistance is a top priority. Currently, WFP is aiming to feed 2.5 million people inside Syria every month, and is assisting more than 800,000 refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries.I encourage everyone to sign on and play. Not only is it a fun way to learn but a wonderful way to donate to those who desperately need our help. You can play individually or in a group – go to the Group tag to create your own group or join D-Kossacks, a newly created group for Daily Kos members. Just click on Freerice.com and you’re there.