The poverty stricken regions of the world need food. Students studying for exams, be it SAT, IB or GCSE, need to boost their vocabulary skills. FreeRice.com is the very definition of a win-win situation.
Every time you visit FreeRice.com, you have the chance to play a word game. For every word that you correctly identify the synonym for, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) will distribute 10 grains of rice to impoverished regions around the world. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but already the site has donated 1,194,402,960 grains of rice. The site works by exposing you to advertising banners along the bottom of the screen while you play.
The best thing is that the program adjusts to your language ability, and selects from the thousands of words in the database that are best suited for your level. The longer you play, the more you learn.
Currently I’m hovering around 38 points, and have donated 1200 grains of rice – beat that!