The Patatas

Pros & Cons of UNICEF Back to School Starter Kit

Remember the devastating event that happened in 2019? The Category 5 storm – Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas, causing widespread destruction to infrastructures and homes. Efforts to supply the survivors with essential items for survival such as food, water, clothing and lodging was considered top priority. However, children need to continue with their education. Education …

Introducing New Technology to Tiwala Kids and Communities

Since 2014, The Patatas have been making yearly trips down to Legazpi City, Philippines to visit our partner Tiwala Kids and Communities. With each trip, we’ve brought along new equipment to expand digital education ‘Project Digi-Eskwela’ and our latest trip during the last week of July 2017 was no different. We were greeted by this …

Experimenting with Innovative Agriculture Products

The Patatas is interested in all things innovative and we are always exploring different ways to benefit under-represented communities through innovation. A little background here, The Patatas is part of Potato Productions and it houses several other companies specializing in various industries. With this unique environment, we often come together to discuss potential projects and …

Exciting New Project Initiatives Along the Thai-Myanmar Border

At the end of February, representatives from The Patatas traveled to the Thai-Myanmar border where we were exploring potential partnerships and work opportunities within the area. We left Mae Sot extremely optimistic, positively looking forward to upcoming collaborations and projects. The Patatas’ interest in the area along the Thai-Myanmar border originated in November 2016 when …

Why We Believe Tablet Education Works

In 2014, we piloted a tablet education program with Tiwala Kids and Communities in the Philippines. Five tablets were pre-loaded with an educational application and workshops were conducted for the Tiwala teachers to learn how to use the tablets to improve their teaching. We discussed in our previous blog post that education can be transformed …

Transforming Education with Tablet Technology

Around the world technology is increasingly making an impact on education; transforming teaching and learning in schools. Yet, a great number of teachers and students are disconnected from this technology – particularly those in developing countries and rural communities. This educational digital divide is increasing in size, as these communities are seen to lack the …