The Patatas – An Education Solutions Consultancy

Syrian Refugees in Primary School Education: 3 Ways of Supporting them

One of the most prominent refugee diasporas would be that of Syrian refugees. Since the Syrian Civil War of 2011, Syrians have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries for asylum. Millions of them flee to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, among other countries within the Middle East. However, them leaving their home country …

Vodafone Instant Network Schools: Highlights and Drawbacks

According to the website of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than half of the refugee children of school age do not go to school. As such, being able to go through education is considered a privilege to them, which is one of the many pressing issues they face, as access to …

CaseStudy Explained

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. CaseStudy is an idea that was conceived by our Chief Operating Officer because he wanted to explore something that could increase student engagement in …

Introducing New Technology to Tiwala Kids and Communities

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 and to introduce new technology so as to expand digital education ‘Project Digi-Eskwela‘ and our latest trip …

Social Innovation Defined

We have been using the term “Social Innovation” to describe what The Patatas is all about but what exactly does that mean? As defined by Wikipedia, social innovation is the different ways of doing things that meet social needs such as education and healthcare. Social innovation includes the social processes of innovation, such as open …