About Freerice.com

Freerice is a 100% non-profit website that is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme.

Freerice has two goals:

  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

Each time you answer a question right, the banner ad that you see generates enough money for the World Food Programme to buy 10 grains of rice to help reach Zero Hunger.

We are rebuilding Freerice to fix some of the technical problems we have with this version of the site. Freerice is still working, and money is being generated as you play to help people in need. You can follow our Facebook page for the latest updates when we have more to share.

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<a name="soundfaq" id="soundfaq">Why doesn't the pronunciation tool work?</a>

Problems with audio can have many different reasons. Please find below instructions to deal with the most common ones.

- Make sure your headset or speakers are properly connected and turned on. Also check any volume controls.

- If you are using an external amplifier, make sure it is turned on and the volume is at the right level.

- Your speaker icon is normally displayed to the left of the computer clock. Click on the icon and make sure the volume is turned up, and the mute button is NOT checked.

- Check your audio settings. The sound files usually use the default Windows Media Player or a standard audio player on your computer. If you have altered your audio settings, the pronunciation tool files may not be recognized by an audio program on your computer.

- Restart your computer and try again. This often resolves software conflicts with other programs using conflicting audio settings.

- If you only hear some words, but most of the time can't get audio, your Internet connection may be too slow.

- You may need to download or upgrade your Flash player. This is free and easy to do: get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

- Ensure that javascript is enabled in your browser settings.

- Ensure you have the latest browser version - upgrading your browser is free and easy to do. Google for your browser and the word "upgrade".

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