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Blog entry 81 Video of the Week: Help Me end World Hunger!! :D

26 April 2011

This week's video comes from Aaron Martinez, or v0lc0m0123, who dedicated his birthday vlog to raising awareness about hunger and Freerice.

Thank you Aaron and a late happy birthday!

Blog entry 82 1 Easter Egg = 12 Hungry Kids Fed

19 April 2011

Recently we shared an exciting online platform called WeFeedback. Since then, Freerice players have raised over 7,000 meals for hungry school children to help break the cycle of hunger. And more than a 100,000 meals have been donated to hungry children in total. We’re on a roll!

Blog entry 83 Honored By The Webby Awards

13 April 2011

Freerice is an official Honoree of the 15th annual Webby Awards. We dedicate this to you, the players of Freerice, who have helped to raise enough to feed over 4.6 million people!

You can find out more about it here: http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current_honorees.php?media_id=96&category_id=28&season=15

Blog entry 84 Freerice ‘Class of the Week’ - Mr. Wilmarth's class

11 April 2011

Mr. Wilmarth teaches at the Hua Shi Yi Fu Zhong school in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. His class are using Freerice and iPads to turn the game into a powerful tool for teaching languages, while raising over a million grains to feed the world's hungry.

Congratulations and thank you to Mr Wilmarth's Class!

Blog entry 85 Video of the Week: You're Not Starving

07 April 2011

Recently Team Freerice noticed the large number of Freerice videos on Youtube posted by passionate and dedicated players, to help spread the word and encourage others to help to raise more rice.

So far we have managed to raise enough to feed over 4.6 million people, purely through word of mouth. So starting today, we will share once a week one Freerice video created by you with other players to inspire, encourage and entertain.

Blog entry 86 10 Grains, 20 Students, A Little Less Hunger

30 March 2011

Simon Bruns is good at maths, and he has the rice to prove it.

The 12-year-old from Germany attends the International Community School (ICS) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The aspiring astronomer sits in his sixth grade mathematics class, leaning into his laptop, clicking on answers faster than the computer can load the questions:

888 – 222 =
642 + 322 =
43 x 75 =

Blog entry 87 Errors, Warnings and Problems Answering Questions

15 March 2011

Dear Freericers,

Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to raise rice, and thank you for your patience.

Since last week Wednesday we have been experiencing problems on Freerice that have resulted in some players being unable to answer questions and raise rice. It seems that clicks on answer are not being registered and are resulting in voided javascript. Additionally, a small portion of players have received complex error and warning messages.

Blog entry 88 Women - A Secret Weapon To Fighting Hunger

07 March 2011

March 8 is International Women's Day. We at WFP believe women are the secret weapon to fight hunger, and it is a driving force behind the new social media initiative WeFeedback.

Blog entry 89 Can your favourite food change lives?

02 March 2011

Pepperoni pizza, nachos, chocolate cake – we all have a favorite meal, or several, that we share with friends, our families and on social networks.

But what if you could share your passion for food, and in the process provide a long term solution to hunger worldwide. This is the idea behind Wefeedback. It is a global, social media initiative that is providing school meals for school children in developing nations.

Blog entry 90 9 Year Old Feeds 2,800 Kids in Pakistan

28 February 2011

Emilie is 9 years old. Last year, after watching on television families in Pakistan living in tents following the devastating floods, Emilie decided to take action to help the families.

“I decided to sell lemonade and give the money to the World Food Programme so that they could use it to help people,” says Emilie. She raised enough to feed 2,800 children in Pakistan.

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