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To bring about positive change through technology based solutions. We believe in collaborating with our partners to find the best way possible to fill the gap in the communities they work with.
Use technology in innovative and efficient ways
Understanding our partners’ needs to complement their operations
Form a network between partners to create positive change
Through our pilot and longest running project ‘Digi-Eskwela’, we managed to understand several problems that the staff on the ground faced in the areas of transportation, classroom infrastructure and vulnerability to natural disasters. Through these observations, The Patatas created ‘CaseStudy’, a cost effective digital solution that is meant to operate in unfavourable conditions and yet retain its portability and customizability to the needs of the users on the ground.
Motivated by the need to introduce e-learning opportunities to disadvantaged communities and children in developing countries in Asia, The Patatas developed the idea of using tablets as a platform for educational applications and materials. The Patatas combined mobile technology and gamification in education to supplement traditional classroom learning to make the learning process more engaging.
We will assess your current situation to understand your communities needs and goals
Based on the assessment, we will recommend and propose a customised solution to suit your needs
We will work together with you to implement the project in your community
We will continue to follow up on the project and offer our expertise on your challenging situation
The conduct of Digi-Eskwela in Bitano Elementary School is a big help to the children. They show interest and willingness to develop their young minds. They have shown improvement in their Mathematics and English subjects.
Bea Yape has shown remarkable improvement after participating in Digi-Eskwela. She solves Math problems in class easily and shows improved reading fluency. This quarter she received an achiever merit award for doing well in class. Another of my student, Jowella, has become very active in class discussions. She participates in doing board work in Math and in read-aloud sessions. Her accuracy in calculations and decoding words have significantly improved.
In our school, each teacher has an average of 50 students in their class and this is quite tough on them to keep them attentive. With Digi-Eskwela, the teachers will have an easier time in the classroom keeping the students engaged and I believe that the students will benefit greatly from it too.
It has been the school's goal to decrease the student dropout rate and with Digi-Eskwela, it could really be the key factor to keep students interested to stay in school because they get exposed to technology. It will also help their parents to see the value of keeping them in school.
I am grateful that my child is enrolled in the class. We cannot afford to buy a smartphone or tablet. But through Digi-Eskwela, my daughter is able to use a tablet and learn.