RCA-CONNECT: A social platform for Rwandans in the diaspora

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2018-04
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Niyonkuru, Gedeon
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Whether formal or informal, communication is very important for any two or more parties that need to work with each other. After four years as member of Rwandan Diaspora in Ghana, I have realized that the existing channels of communication are not good enough to satisfy the unique communication needs of Rwandans living in Ghana. After a leader of the Rwandan diaspora in Ghana requested it, I started building a social platform called RCA CONNECT for Rwandans living abroad. This report illustrates different communication challenges faced by Rwandans living abroad, points out the inefficiencies of the existing platforms in dealing with these challenges, and then describes a proposed social platform, RCA-CONNECT. RCA-CONNECT comes as a solution that considers the diverse backgrounds of Rwandans living abroad as well as their busy schedules. It provides functionalities that makes it a better option for Rwandans living abroad to connect with each other, as well as the government.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2018
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Rwandan diaspora, mobile application, web application, social network
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