Thursday, July 17, 2008

Apparently I know my vocab better than I know my geography!

Yesterday Allie's Answers had a post about the water crisis taking place in the world today. And Wendy at Let the Dog In! linked to my post about FreeRice in her weekly wednesday vocab post. How are these two things related? Well, I've been wanting to do a post on water, especially since I'm currently reading Bottlemania, but I haven't put together anything that I think is worthy of posting yet and thought I would wait until finishing the book. But then those two posts happened yesterday AND I somehow (seriously, I don't remember how) stumbled across this site: FreePoverty, and I thought- hey, what a coincidence, this site is very similar to FreeRice which Wendy brought up today but it is geared toward providing people with water versus rice. See the connection? And thus, I decided to post about this cool site too...especially since some of Wendy's readers may be visiting me from her site (welcome!) and think it was cool too.

Similar to the concept of FreeRice where you are learning your vocab while providing food for the hungry, FreePoverty is a geography quiz. The more locations you are able to locate on a map of the world the more "cups" of water they donate. Water is the most basic element on earth, and no one should be deprived of safe drinking water. Did you know that every 15 seconds a child dies from a water-borne disease due to unclean drinking water? So, why not educate yourself and brush up on your geography skills, all while helping people around the world get the clean water they deserve! Play the game at FreePoverty and learn more about the worldwide water crises at Allie's Answers and Water.org

Good Luck!


5 comments:

Wendy said...

thanks for the linky love! my geography stinks!

bluesky said...

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

Small Change said...

Wendy...mine too- I didn't even get the flag in the write country sometimes! ha!

Bluesky...thanks for that link- I'll check it out!

Allie said...

Thanks for the link!

Tom said...

Excellent game! There are a few free charity game websites like freepoverty out there now, such as Charitii.com (donate drinking water) and Freeflour.com (donate flour). I guess people can be choosy about what cause they want to donate to and what game they want to play to do it.