The Patatas – An Education Solutions Consultancy

How Covid has affected education for rural communities [5 min read]

In March 2019, a virus broke out in Wuhan, China. This virus quickly spread worldwide, affecting millions of people and bringing many challenges. This widespread disease has disrupted the way we live. One of the largest disruptions is to education. About 40 percent of the poorest countries (which are often rural) did not support students …

Ways you can give the gift of education this Christmas [5 min read]

Christmas is around the corner. It is one of the happiest holidays as friends and family gather to celebrate and give presents to one another. However, before you get swept up by this holiday season, it is important to remember that the season of giving extends to the less fortunate too. One of the most …

Examples of Innovations in Schools in Remote Areas

Issue of schools in remote areas  Most of us would have had at least basic, primary school education, and if you live in Singapore, the first 6 primary school years are compulsory. Most of us might even have taken our education for granted, not realising that it is a privilege that not every child in …

Unique Schooling in Remote Villages

Living life in remote villages is tough. Not only are you often deprived of well-connected transport systems, stable electricity and Internet connection; basic necessities like food and clean, running water are difficult to come by. On top of these, remote villages face a struggle to upkeep an education system, with many facing low local staff …

Teaching in Refugee Camps: Challenges and Solutions

Forced to flee their homes to seek safety, away from war and oppression, 37,000 people are displaced daily. The number of refugees has doubled over the past decade and currently stands at 25.9 million worldwide. The growing humanitarian crisis is, to many, one of the greatest challenges humanity faces today. From having to provide refugees …

Highlights of Classroom in a Box and Areas for Improvement

In June 2015, Samsung announced the release of Classroom in a Box in collaboration with McGraw-Hill Education (an education company dedicated to creating improved educational experiences based in Learning Science research). Samsung announced its intention to positively impact students through technology while giving teachers the tools required to harness the power of education to improve …

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 …

Explaining CaseStudy

In our last post about our latest trip down to Legazpi, we mentioned briefly about introducing our prototype idea, CaseStudy (previously known as Classroom in a Box), to the Tiwala teachers. No, we didn’t really mean having a class in an actual box. CaseStudy is an idea that was conceived by our Chief Operating Officer …

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 …