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I am a University Lecturer, and I have taught many students that have come to London, UK as refugees from countries with unequal education provisions. Invariably, these students describe how appreciative they are of the teachers that guided them and thankful to their parents for supporting them through education when they were young. They know, and we all know that if you miss that early opportunity for education your chances of ever catching up are extremely small. The Ubongo approach of reaching children at such a vulnerable time is very innovative because it uses technology just to the right level so that it can be used in such circumstances and most importantly it uses local knowledge to determine what is best to teach those children. The content of what is taught is to a large extent only a mean of developing learning skills, but if the content is not appropriate, the learner cannot engage. I am very impressed how Ubongo has been able to implement these important pedagogical principles in such an innovative way and this new project to reach children in emergency situations is at par to ensuring they have food and shelter.