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Online game nets rice for schoolchildren in Africa

The online learning game FreeRice just donated US $53,325 worth of food for school meals in Niger. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced this latest FreeRice grant.

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FreeRice Wants You to Help Create Famous Quotes Section

Now you can ask the questions. Help us create a new “Famous Quotes” subject on Freerice.com that will include the words of well-known world leaders that have changed life and the course of history. (photo courtesy of FreeRice)

Millions of people have played the award-winning game FreeRice, but now you can help create a new subject category. FreeRice is inviting everyone to submit their favorite quotes to potentially be included in their new “Famous quotes” section.

FreeRice says, “The subject is dedicated to the words and thoughts of world leaders that have changed course of history.”

Visit the Free Rice site and suggest a quote. There are some basic guidelines to follow and you can submit as many quotes as you like, ten, twenty or one thousand.

Here is an example from the Free Rice site:

  • Example of an acceptable quote: “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong

What you will be doing is helping to fight world hunger. Every time someone plays FreeRice and gets a correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Programmme (WFP), the largest hunger fighting agency. So by creating this new section you will be spreading wisdom but also helping people living in extreme poverty. There are nearly one billion people suffering from hunger worldwide.

Visit the Suggest a Quote Page.

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Practice Your Spanish and Help End Global Hunger

Playing the online game Free Rice leads to donations for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight global hunger . Every correct answer means 10 grains of rice donated to WFP, the largest food aid organization.

There is a great new way students or anyone else can practice Spanish vocabulary. Now, if you are already fluent in Spanish, please skip ahead to the last paragraph. If not, stick around.

What does the Spanish word Marzo mean? Does El Cobre mean copper or hat? What does the word tarde mean in Spanish? Hint: hopefully you have never been this going to school or work.

These are just a few examples of Spanish vocabulary questions available at the award winning online game Free Rice. To get started, you go to Freerice.com and click on Spanish under the languages section. There are also sections for many other subjects too.

You can answer hundreds of Spanish vocabulary questions. For each answer you get right, 10 grains of rice will be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme to fight hunger. The rice is paid for by advertisers on the site. You will see the rice being added to a bowl in the right hand corner of the screen every time you get an answer right.

The World Food Programme runs the site with its two stated goals: To “Provide education to everyone for free” and “Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.”

So you can practice your Spanish vocabulary while at the same time helping fight hunger which afflicts nearly 1 billion people worldwide. It’s a great tool for learning, humanitarianism and social responsibility.

Click on the groups section and create your own team for your class, school or organization. You might even be able to set up a tournament between schools.

Yes, back to those who have already mastered Spanish. There are Free Rice sections for German, Italian and French. Bonne chance!!

To get started playing, visit FreeRice.com

Article first published as Practice Your Spanish and Help End Global Hunger on Blogcritics.

Free Rice is currently helping feed children in Cambodia, where massive floods have struck recently. See below a video from the World Food Programme.

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