Blog entry Freerice ‘Class of the Week’ - Ms. Paksorn’s Class

29 November 2010

This week’s “Class of the Week” goes to Ms. Paksorn’s Class from the Sainampeung School in Bangkok, Thailand.

This group of 7th & 8th graders are passionate about playing Freerice because they want to help put an end to world hunger. They play during school and want to encourage other students and teachers to learn, play, and donate rice!

Their group has earned more than 236,390 grains of rice. That means they have helped feed more than 12,441 people for one day!

Freerice is an easy way to get involved and make an impact, but it isn’t the only way. To find out what else your class can do to make a difference go to

Happy Playing!

How can your class make a difference?

Step 1: Sign up and registered your class as a group on Freerice — be sure to include the word “class,” “students,” or “school” in your group’s name.
Step 2: Create a crafty group description — tell us who you are and why your students play Freerice
Step 3: Play, play, play!

Thu, 12/23/2010 - 02:29 toadlover

does that mean that freerice feeds a person 19 grains of rice per day?

Mon, 12/20/2010 - 22:33 rainygirl

WOW! great job. I am trying to achieve this and you have inspired me to work harder and to accomplish this! AMAZING! -CARLOS
how old r u, kids?

Sat, 12/18/2010 - 04:39 May25


Fri, 12/17/2010 - 23:40 nodari.qvrivishvili


Fri, 12/17/2010 - 23:40 nodari.qvrivishvili

hello georgian

Thu, 12/16/2010 - 19:09 THIS IS SPARTA

"Yo dawg, I heard you like cars, so we put a car in yo car so you can drive while you drive."

Thu, 12/16/2010 - 16:48 timothy9

keep donating! how many people do this grop?

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 12:53 fopgames

congrats guys! 12,441 is a great number, very good things you have done <3

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 04:50 123456-13

<3!congrats! u guys earned a lot ! keep up the good work!<3

Tue, 12/14/2010 - 06:41 frontporch

Is there a way we can flag inappropriate questions?

Sun, 12/12/2010 - 05:24 CHEYENNE99

love free rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun, 12/12/2010 - 03:57 redpower789

If you love Spongebob AND helping hungry people, join our group Spongebob Lovers Giving Aid today!

Sat, 12/11/2010 - 23:14 Joel Nerdy Vidad

congratz ! ! !

Fri, 12/10/2010 - 23:43 penguinsarethebest11

That seems weird that 236,390 grains of can feed 12,441 people considering that that is less than 20 grains per person.

Fri, 12/10/2010 - 23:08 joeypeck

Maine south english does double that in one day :p

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 17:17 amazoniaprincess

yes the sites maths means they recieve 19 grains of rice each..hmmmmmm

congrats to the class anyway :o)

Thu, 12/09/2010 - 07:56 jcage

i am so glad they started accounts because before they didn't and i sent a letter in. my school is starting a free rice challege if it goes well there could be one around the world.

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 23:39 NeyNey123

wow!! Our class this week had computers and we started to play
freerice but i dont think we even got close too wht they got lol
keep up the work :)

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 01:34 michicachan999

Amazing! I wish more schools showed interest in this website...good job!

Wed, 12/08/2010 - 01:19 lolbaby1234


Tue, 12/07/2010 - 19:20 smithsonly

Congratulations on the amount of rice you earned! It takes a lot of work to get to that total! I am confused about the amount of people you calculated into that total, however. Maybe I have been figuring the people helped incorrectly over the years...someone let me knowif I am wrong! Here's how I figure it: On the webpage FAQs, it says that it takes 400 grams of rice to feed 1 person (2meals) per day, and there are 48 grains of rice in 1 gram. Therefore, it should take 19,200 grains of rice (400 grams x 48 grains) to feed 1 person. So if you earned 236,390 grains of rice and you divide that by 19,200, you have helped 12.3 people.

Tue, 12/07/2010 - 05:51 PINKlambo44

join my group, together we can feed hundreds!!!!!!!!Group name is: FreeRice Champs

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 17:00 mostafa

Well done! Keep up the great work!

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 01:35 HelpingTheHungry77

I have a group called Who Dats Fighting Hunger. I guess you can tell where I'm from, so please join, Saints fans!

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 01:23 udsting143

great job guys! we must cooperate in order to fight hunger world wide..keep up the good work..

Tue, 11/30/2010 - 00:29 pitcher12k

Wow, that is a colossal amount of rice!! Great job!! Keep donating, and tell your friends, you will do great things :D

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