Thursday, December 06, 2007

Making a Difference One Word at a Time



A friend told me about this ingenious website the other day.

It's called Free Rice.

It does two things:

1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site.

Fun. Simple. Effective.

ADDICTIVE.

I love how a game can be utilized to a) feed the hungry, b) entertain you and c) benefit corporations through advertising.

Although not the Achilles heal to end world hunger, efforts like Free Rice are effective, tangible methods of supporting those who address the world's socioeconomic issues (in this case the rice is donated to the United Nations World Food Program).

How can this creative, out-of-the-box thinking be used to address human trafficking?

Any ideas?

I'm all ears.

1 comment:

  1. VIVIAN8:11 AM

    JUSTIN,

    TRY THIS BUSSINESS OPPORTUNITY: AMWAY1 iTS LOW RISK, LOW INVESTMENT SYSTEM AND THE BEST THING IS THAT, YOU ARE HELPING ALSO SOME CHILDREN IN THE pHILIPINNES. cHECK IT OUT. JUST TYPE AMWAY ON YOUR SEARCH. eVERYTIME YOU SELL A PRODUCT, OR YOUR DOWNLINES SELL OR USE IT, A PORTION WILL GO TO THE CHILDREN. SINCE YOU WILL BE IN BUSSINESS SECTOR SOON, TRY WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT bUSSINESS OWNER. lAGAY MO NAME KO HA SA APPLICATION MO AS YOUR INTERNATIONAL SPONSOR. HEHE

    One by One Campaign for Children


    About the Campaign

    Amway is about helping people to live better lives, and nowhere is this more important than with supporting our children.

    The One by One Campaign for Children is Amway's global initiative to uplift the lives of children all around the world.

    The One by One program has activities in more than forty markets, combating child poverty in Africa, providing crucial care for children fighting cancer in rural Mexico and Brazil, and creating outdoor activities for disabled children in Japan.

    In the Philippines

    In the Philippines, Amway launched the One by One Campaign for Children in 2004 where 50 children from the Damas de Filipinas Settlement House were treated to an afternoon of fun and rides at the Enchanted Kingdom.

    For 2005, Amway Philippines is partnering with Museo Pambata in their Children's Advocacy Program and Mobile Library Program, which aim to help children understand and appreciate their roles in their families, schools, communities, and in society, and to address the alarming decline in reading abilities and literacy rate in the country, particularly among public schoolchildren.

    In the future, Amway Philippines aims to expand the One by One Campaign for Children in other key cities where Amway operates such as Mandaluyong City and Cagayan de Oro City.

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