Once again, I have learned something new through the talented people who created LEARNNC. I was directed, through their marvelous site, to another website called Free Rice. Free Rice, through the UN World Food Program, donates 20 grains of rice for each English vocabulary word that you get correct! Now, that may not sound like much, but you need to consider that you are not the only person playing this cool learning game. In their first five months of operation, Free Rice collected enough to feed more than one million people!
You can click on the Options link on the Free Rice site and set the level at which you want to play. If you are learning English as a second language, you may want to set it at Level 1. Don't worry if you get the word wrong. The same word will be shown to you again later. The important thing is to play, and to get those grains of rice!
According to the United Nations, about 25,000 people die from hunger, or hunger-related issues, every day, most of them children! The rice you earn by playing this vocabulary game is distributed by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). WFP is the world’s largest food assistance agency, working with over 3,000 other organizations in over 75 countries.
American anthropologist, Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
I've made a committment to myself to visit Free Rice every day. Not only am I learning new words, I feel better about myself as a person. This is such a small action to take, but it is so worthwhile.
Please take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to visit Free Rice! Here' s the link. Thank you for caring!