The transition from high school to university is indeed a challenging phase wherein a student not only navigates through the curriculum but at the same time he/she/they are figuring out who they are as individuals, their passion etc. For students coming from culturally diverse backgrounds, things become even more challenging. There are many school factors that affect the success of culturally diverse students � the school's atmosphere and overall attitudes toward diversity, involvement of the community, and culturally responsive curriculum, to name a few. To help those coming from culturally diverse backgrounds and help the transition process be a smooth and easy one, we bring to you Multicultural Matrix, a platform celebrating cultural diversity and providing a safe space with tools and equipment to help students sail through the college smoothly making the max use of opportunities out there.
What it does
The platform provides tools and resources required for students to navigate through the university. The platform focuses on three main aspects- 1)Accommodation Many students look for nearby affordable accommodations due to personal and financial constraints wherein the accomodations welcome diversity and different communities. To help with that the accommodation section plans to help students find accomodations that matches their requirements. 2) Legal Documentations Handling paperwork can be difficult for international students coming from across the globe and the whole documentation process gets 10x more complicated. The website also caters to handling paperwork by providing all the resources and information on one platform so that the student doesn't have to hop here and there looking for help and guidance. 3) Food and Culture Adjusting to a new University and a new place can be very challenging as you're thrown completely outside of your comfort zone and it's often that you crave the familiarity and comfort of your community, culture and food. To help students find "Home Away From Home" we have also added a food section that shows the cheapest and best-rated restaurants nearby your location based on the cuisine and food you are craving.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
The CSS adjustment and integration of the tools and tech with the website was a bit challenging but we were able to find our way through the challenges as a team
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Working together as a team and coming up with a solution that solves real-world problems is something we're proud of at the same time celebrating diversity.
What we learned
We learned how to use parallax scrolling on the website and learned how to work with Twilio, BotDoc etc.
What's next for Multicultural Matrix
We do plan on making the different aspects of the website functional and using the MERN stack to implement the backend. We also plan on providing resources such as internship opportunities and scholarships for students coming from culturally diverse backgrounds.