Thursday, April 17, 2008
For the past few days, we have been reading news on the worldwide food crisis. The prices of basic commodities notably, rice, has soared and caused hunger and violence in various countries. While I was searching for an image of rice stalks or grains to be featured in this site, I found a website related to UN World Food Program.
The website is FreeRice.com which is unique in the sense that while you master your English vocabulary you also have the opportunity to donate 20 grains of rice for every click on the correct answer. Collectively, it translates to over 27 billion grains of rice donated todate to the program according to the website statement. I heartily call on every one to do this simple educational exercise and help alleviate the suffering of our poor neighbors.