I have come to the conclusion in the past few weeks that I really want to do something with my life. My goal used to involve being really successful – but I had a slightly different view of success. Success meant being the best, it meant making a lot of money, and it meant doing whatever I want. I’d still like to be good at what I do, lots of money is always nice, and turns out I love everything I do (or I try to). I learned in my geography class last week that 40,000 children die everyday in Africa. In my International Relations class we discussed the 750,000 people on the brink of death from starvation in Somalia. In model UN, representing Ethiopia, I discussed the major need of aid to Africa.
There are terrible things happening in the world. While I wake up in a warm bed, worry about what to make for dinner or what to wear, use my cellphone to call home, and spend $40 on a sweater at the mall – there are thousands of people dying. Did you know, to save one of those 40,000 children in Africa it only costs $7 a year? Yupp – just $7 and they’d live a whole extra year. There’s a lot one person can do – but today I’m not going to ask you to give up that one footlong at subway to save a child for a year … there’s this great website called freerice where for every question you answer correctly, they’ll donate 10 grains of rice to starving children. There are categories in vocabulary, math, chemistry, capitals, countries, french, spanish….and more. Learn something right now – and feed a starving child.
1. click here
2. make an account (not required but It’ll be fun to see how many grains our group can donate)
and then tell all your friends to play too!
lets save the world – one grain of rice at a time 🙂