It's Easy to Be a Philanthropist with FreeRice

Want to add a healthy dose of philanthropy to your day of yoga, organic produce, and reusable tote bags? Check out, the United Nations World Food Program’s nonprofit website that improves your brain and feeds the hungry. Short, fun quizzes on subjects like Vocabulary, Math, Foreign Language, and Chemistry await your delectation at FreeRice -- and for every question you answer correctly, the website’s sponsors donate 10 grains of rice to starving people in developing countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda.

If you find yourself with a few extra minutes anytime in your day, spend them enhancing your own life, and someone else’s too. The United Nations World Food Program and its partner, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, created FreeRice to democratize education and end world hunger, so visit this site and become a philanthropist yourself. Sharpen your arithmetic skills, expand your vocabulary, and learn to hold your own in a foreign language, all while combating starvation around the world.

Story by Sarah Greenberg. Sarah is a yoga enthusiast, and University of Maryland student.

FreeRice image via MyOpera

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