Want To Help Save Millions Of Lives? Just Put Your Phone Down For A Minute

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If you are addicted to your phone and finding a way to unplug yourself for a while then there couldn’t have been be a better way to start.

If you are addicted to your phone and finding a way to unplug yourself for a while then there couldn’t have been be a better way to start.

Take the challenge by the United Nations Children's Fund aka UNICEF’s “Tap Project” – a nationwide campaign that will donate a day of clean water from for every minute you would spend not using your mobile device. With just $5, one child can receive safe drinking water for 200 days.

The project’s sponsors include Giorgio Armani Fragrances.

How:

You can take part in the challenge on your mobile phone at uniceftapproject.org in your mobile's browser and follow the instructions. Just leave the phone on a flat surface – unmoved and unlocked – while you’re on the website. The counter on the screen will inform you how much water you’ve been able to donate, using your device’s accelerometer.

If you pick it up accidentally or someone moves it, then a ten-second window will appear to help you make sure the device is still again and it will resume from where it stopped.

For every minute you don’t touch your phone, UNICEF’s sponsor will provide one day of clean water to a child in need.

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Around 768 million people around the world do not have safe, clean water to drink. 2.5 billion don’t have access to a proper toilet. Not having these basic necessities isn’t just inconvenient – it’s lethal.

Every day, 1,400 children die from diseases directly linked to unsafe water or a lack of basic sanitation facilities,” UNICEF explains.

Free Rice Initiative:

Another humanitarian organization of the United Nations, the “World Food Program” initiated the “Free Rice” project in 2007.

The free-to-play online game allows players to indirectly donate rice to charities by playing multiple-choice quiz games. For every right answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to the WFP.

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