I have to admit that I’ve looked over this site a few times as wondering how they could pull it off. For every silly little click, someone somewhere gets 10 grains of rice donated to them from someone else.
I don’t know why but for some reason, it just didn’t sit well with me. Which was kind of weird since I work with so many organizations who do donations like this.
Anyway, I got pointed to the site again this morning and I noticed that updated the site a bit. Instead of just sitting there mindless clicking on an icon, there’s a bit of teaching involved. When you visit the site, you get a English Vocabulary question that you have to solve. Get it right, the 10 grains get donated and you get a slightly harder question. Get it wrong and all that anyone gets is you getting an easier question. For example, I got the word “prompt” and asked if it means “inflammable, gutless, very tired or punctual.” Pick punctual and your total goes up by ten.
If you’re like me and English isn’t the strongest skill in your skill set, there’s other categories like World Capitals (I’m not touching that one) and Chemical Symbols. Are you a bit of an artist? Try the Famous Paintings category. Or try one of the Mathematics categories. And if you would like to work on your language skills, there’s French, Spanish, German, and Italian vocabulary.
My thanks to Pia for the link.