Teen Green: FreeRice

29 08 2008

Studying for SATs, and APs and SAT IIs is not so fun. Actually, it really stinks. So anything that I can do to improve the feeling of sitting down at my desk and tackling a vocabulary problem, is just great. My friend showed my this website FreeRice.com, which is an organization that donates rice to impoverished families around the world. But, there’s a catch. They don’t just donate this rice out-of-the-blue, you have to play a game. This isn’t any ordinary game, though. It is an endless vocabulary game (other subjects too: languages, grammar, art, math, etc.) that gets harder and harder as it goes on, donating 20 grains of rice for every correct answer you get. Today, I played for about 15 minutes, and donated 4,000 grains of rice! Studies show that an average impoverished person eats approximately 400 grams of rice per day. If there are 48 grains of rice in a gram, that means that each person eats 19,200 grains per day. If 5 people (or mathematically, 4.8 people) spent around 10 minutes per day donating 4,000 grains of rice, it could feed one person for an entire day. Apparently FreeRice helps, because not only does it feed hungry families, it helps me with my math (see above for proof).




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29 08 2008

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to
children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

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