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After you’ve enjoyed your turkey and all the fixings this Thanksgiving, play a computer game to help the hungry around the world. Play Freerice, an online vocabulary game. For every correct answer, ten grains of rice will be donated to the World Food Programme. Play with your family and friends, and you can donate a whole bowl in no time!
Sixty-six million primary school-age children around the world go to school hungry every day. The World Food Programme provides meals to 22 million children at school. Since its launch in 2007, Freerice has earned enough rice to feed 4.2 million people for a day.
Image courtesy of the World Food Programme
Did you know that over one billion people suffer hunger in the world each day? That is about one-sixth of the population of the planet. The World Food Programme, part of the United Nations, helps feed people around the world and has created online resources to help kids learn about hunger and ways to help. The WFP blog for students and teachers called, Teaching Hunger, is a great way to learn more about how hunger affects people around the world. Another WFP blog, On the Road, features videos highlighting hunger issues. Check out the links below to visit the World Food Programme blogs on their website.
Visit the World Food Programme’s Teaching Hunger blog.
Visit the World Food Programme’s On the Road blog.
Learn how you can help others during the holidays this year on National Geographic Kids.
Hunger isn’t the only problem in the world. Malaria is still a problem in Africa. Read more on National Geographic Kids.
Photograph courtesy WFP/Rein Skullerud