World Food Programme – Gaming For Good

I have been meaning to write about the United Nations World Food Programme and their amazing work for sometime. WFPs Free Rice website is a wonderfully simple concept, in essence it provides a range of “games” mainly in the form of multiple choice questions covering a wide range of subjects including English, Maths, Sciences and Language Learning.  Every correct answer given “earns” a donation of 10 grains of rice to help fight hunger, as the website says

WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance…

What a wonderful way for children (of all ages) to learn, revise and help to fight world hunger! As of March 8th 2012 the programme had donated 95 097 040 800 grains of rice.

They have also just launched a new quiz to coincide with International Women’s Day

Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate Molly and girls like her who are beating the odds and having lots of fun along the way. Celebrate with us by watching Molly’s World. Then, take our brand new quiz to test just how much you know about this incredible young lady.


By taking Molly’s Quiz, you’re joining a growing community taking action to make sure more boys and girls like Molly have the chance at a better future. For every quiz taken, WFP can provide one more meal in school.


Working together, we can make a lasting impact on children’s lives all over the wold.


Celebrate International Women’s Day with us today by taking a few moments to get to know Molly. I hope she inspires you as much as she inspires all of us here at WFP.



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