The Patatas – An Education Solutions Consultancy

How to create an inclusive education? [4 minute read]

At the thought of an inclusive education, what came to my mind were schools that are specialised for students with special needs. An example being Singapore’s first autism-focused school, Pathlight School. However, the more I researched about inclusive education, I realised I had misunderstood the meaning of an inclusive education. On UNICEF’s website, an inclusive …

The Orang Asli and the educational obstacles they face [5 minute read]

Who are the Orang Asli? The Orang Asli are an indigenous group of people found in Malaysia. Known to be the oldest group of inhabitants on Malaysia’s Peninsula, they comprise people from different tribes and ethnicities such as the Iban, Bidayuh, Kenyah and many more. Over time, their numbers slowly dwindled, causing them to become …

Websites for Free Singaporean Educational Resources [2 minute read]

Singapore has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, standing at 97.1% in 2020. However, a high literacy rate does not translate to equal educational opportunities or resources. Educational inequality is a topic explored in Teo Yeo Yenn’s anthology of essays that took Singapore by storm, This is what inequality looks like. In …

How does the Russia and Ukraine border crisis impact education?

On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine. Russian missiles have hit several Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv. This conflict has disrupted life for many Ukrainian citizens. Many are forced to flee to other countries for safety. This has also affected both Ukraine and Russia economically and socio-politically. One less discussed …

Homeschooling in Mongolia – my experience as a missionary kid and third culture kid

Homeschooling – it refers to the educating of a child at home, which is usually done by a parent. Globally, around 2.5 million children were homeschooled in 2019. It is rare to hear about someone from Singapore who’s gone through homeschooling, let alone used to live in Mongolia. My parents homeschooled me from 2009 to …

One of the Best YouTube Channels for Learning Science

One of the most valuable things we can give to a child is education. A science education, in particular, is important because every aspect of our everyday lives revolves around scientific concepts. From the technologies we use, to the public policy decisions we make, to the natural world that surrounds us, scientific data and evidence …