Students fighting hunger - online

Tomorrow sees the Uber Session of the seventh Maine Learning Technology Initiative Annual Conference. 1000 students - networked in the fight against hunger.

Young people, technology, and the will to change the world... Find out how.

Thursday 27th May 2010 - Mark the date.

Why?

At 1:00pm EST, 1000 students at the 7th Maine Learning Technology Institute Annual Conference will log on to http://mlti.freerice.com/, a special version of the online learning phenomenon, FreeRice.

And guess what? The invite is open! At 1:00 pm EST on Thursday, the special site will be set to zero, and students at the conference, and across the US will join in to see what a difference the power of networked individuals can make in the fight against world hunger.

In partnership with Apple, Cisco Systems, World Food Programme and others, the event is aimed at raising awareness about world hunger, and donating rice to the hungry.

FreeRice - perhaps the only real free lunch on the internet - was started in October 2007, and has raised 79,525,291,190 grains of rice since then! 

For every correct answer you give, whatever the subject, 10 grains of rice are donated to WFP.  

Though 10 grains of rice may seem like a small amount, it is important to remember that while you are playing, so are thousands of other people at the same time. It is everyone together that makes the difference. Thanks to people like you, FreeRice has generated enough rice to feed millions of people since it all began.

So - grab your mouse, start learning, and start helping the hungry!

Together we can make a difference...