Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2023.


Computer Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Silvia Figueira


Rural communities in Uganda currently lack proper technical infrastructure to effectively communicate their issues and find support within their communities. For our project, we collaborated with Rose Academies, a nonprofit organization that aims to empower and aid impoverished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. We intend to help them by creating a centralized, secure, and accessible system that allows members of the communities they serve to share their experiences. Our project consisted of three parts: an interview application, where Rose Academies’ creative team can take and record interviews, a content managing application to allow the creative team to select compelling interviews and write stories about them, and a final application that displays these stories for viewing. This system will allow Rose Academies to gather valuable insights and understanding of each community’s needs, enabling them to provide more targeted and effective support. Through our collaboration with Rose Academies, we strove to bridge the technological gap and empower rural communities in Uganda to have a voice, connect with each other, and foster positive change within rural communities.