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Online game nets rice for schoolchildren in Africa

The FreeRice online learning game is helping Niger with donations for school meals
The FreeRice online learning game is helping Niger with donations for school mealsFreeRice

The online learning game FreeRice just donated US $53,325 worth of food for school meals in Niger. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) recently announced this latest FreeRice grant.

When you play FreeRice every correct answer means 10 grains of rice donated to WFP, the largest hunger relief organization. Grains raised during 2013 led to the grant which will benefit Niger. The rice has been purchased from local farmers and is ready for distribution in the school feeding program.

Niger, located in the Sahel region of Africa, recently experienced drought and also has dealt with a refugee crisis from neighboring Mali. Hunger is a severe crisis in the country and WFP's aid is crucial.

FreeRice depends on advertising from sponsors. The more people play the game the more sponsorship and donations for WFP. The UN food agency depends entirely on voluntary donations from FreeRice and other sources. FreeRice has numerous subjects to play including SAT prep.

To play go to FreeRice.com.