I flunked a simple "Level 5" grammar question on FreeRice.com today — but never mind. I get a chance to continue answering questions on a variety of subjects and at increasing levels of difficulty. For every answer I get right, FreeRice donates ten grains of rice to the needy.
So what is FreeRice.com? It is a website run by the United Nations World Food Programme. And it has two goals:
1. Provide education to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
This is made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on the site.
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your education can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
Perhaps even greater is the investment your donated rice makes in hungry human beings, enabling them to function and be productive. Somewhere in the world, a person is eating rice that you helped provide.
You can test your knowledge on many topics:
Flags of the world
Identify Countries on the Map
Basic Math (Pre-Algebra)
Chemical Symbols (Full List)
Chemical Symbols (Basic)
6. LANGUAGE LEARNING
8. TEST PREPARATION
The beauty of this programme is that you get to sharpen your mind even as you contribute to ending hunger in the world. As my students would say, how cool is that?