COVID-19 has devastated the developing nations of our world. According to the United Nations Development Programme, “Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries. With an estimated 55 per cent of the global population having no access to social protection, these losses will reverberate across societies, impacting education, human rights and, in the most severe cases, basic food security and nutrition.”
I have been using the website freerice.com on and off throughout my life, it is a very fun way to spend time while at home, learn about new subjects, and feed our fellow human beings who need our help.
FreeRice is ad-supported (so make sure to turn off your ad blocker!) and free to play, both on the web and on their mobile app. It allows players to donate rice to families in need by playing a multiple-choice quiz game. You can choose your category, such as Vocabulary, Geography, Humanities, Language, Math, Science, and even a new Coronavirus category, where you can learn more about the disease. You will be asked multiple choice questions (you can adjust the difficulty level) and for each question you answer correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme!
From Katherine Leblanc, Miss Montreal