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Sequoia India MD's son, 15, builds app for Ukraine refugees to find help. Took him just 2 weeks

The 'Refuge' app has several features that include a map for Ukraine refugees to find the closest help locations and listings offering necessities like food, shelter, water, transport and medicines.

March 31, 2022 / 09:29 PM IST
Tejas has built an app 'Refuge' that will allow Ukraine refugees to find help. (Image: @XtremeDevX/Twitter)

Tejas has built an app 'Refuge' that will allow Ukraine refugees to find help. (Image: @XtremeDevX/Twitter)

Tejas Ravishankar, the 15-year-old son of Sequoia India’s managing director GV Ravi Shankar, has built an app to help connect Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries to get help from locals offering to assist them with their many needs. Tejas, a software developer, built the app in just two weeks.

“Launching Refuge - To help those displaced from their homes in Ukraine. Refuge is where individuals offering help connect with those who require help,” Tejas tweeted today with the link to the app on Google Playstore.

The app has several features that include a map to find the closest help locations, verification features based on national IDs across the world, listings offering necessities like food, shelter, water, transport and medicines. A person in need can get the required help in just two clicks and the app also translates in over 12 languages, Tejas tweeted.

His father, Sequoia Capital's GV Ravi Shankar also shared the feat on Twitter and praised the younger generation for acting and not debating. He urged his son to keep working on more ideas.