Apl.de.Ap Foundation Official Site

About

about us


The Apl.de.ap Foundation is a non-governmental organization committed to empowering Filipino youth. We partner and collaborate with organizations on creative and innovate approaches to arts and technology. Our goal is to provide the tools to individuals, who are passionate and driven to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

who we are


Vision
An Apl.de.ap School to prepare marginalized, creative, and gifted students as global professionals in arts and technology.
Mission
To equip Filipino youth with the knowledge and skills to improve their lives.
Values

-Integrity

We are honest and transparent in our partnerships.

-Opportunities

We believe that everyone deserves a chance to improve their lives.

-Empowerment

We want individuals to discover their strengths and talents to impact the lives of others.

-Sustainability

We want our efforts to grow and expand.

The Founder (Apl.de.ap)


“I would not have gotten this far were it not for an education, and I’d like to be able to help young Filipinos out there to achieve their dreams.”

The eldest of seven siblings, Allan Pineda better known as Apl.de.ap grew up in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. He worked in the farm with his grandfather and sold the crops at the open market. Coming from a poor family, he knew early on that going to school was his long-term ticket to a better life.

Clinically blind, the young Apl managed to get treatment for his eyes in the U.S. through the Pearl S. Buck Foundation with his sponsor, Joe Ben Hudgens, who eventually adopted Apl. At the age of 14 years old, Apl moved to LA where Hudgens fostered the importance of education that would lead to achieving his dreams.

Apl became a rapper, record producer, and the member of the multi-Grammy award winning group the Black Eyed Peas.

Drawing from his own life experiences and putting action behind his words, he established the Apl.de.ap Foundation. The Foundation is committed to equip Filipino youth with the knowledge and skills to improve their lives. This is through key partnerships with organizations whose focus are in computer technology, arts, and eye care. Ultimately, the foundation hopes to build a school that will prepare these program services.

what we do


The Apl.de.ap Foundation is a non-governmental organization committed to promoting and empowering Filipino youth.

We partner and collaborate with organizations on creative and innovate approaches in arts and technology. Our goal is to provide the tools to individuals who are passionate and driven to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

programs


We have international and Philippine based programs. Our Program Focus Areas are:

ARTS
We support arts programs that have a proven track record of success in guiding talented students.
TECHNOLOGY
We collaborate with organizations that promote skill building and entrepreneurship through the use of technology.
HEALTH
We provide eyesight care for children.

our projects


We have successfully built 14 classrooms in the Philippines. We have also established a computer laboratory and a recording and music studio in Angeles City, Pampanga. The foundation also sponsors 14 scholars who are in the top ten percentile of their university and are involved in leadership community activities.

Currently, we are rebuilding 20 classrooms in Zamboanga. This is a partnership with Red Ribbon and Franklin Baker through a product “macaroons for a cause”. We are also involved in the rebuilding efforts for those affected by Typhoon Yolanda.

partners


Red Ribbon
Red Ribbon

Red Ribbon Macaroons for a Cause is a collaboration among Red Ribbon, the Apl.de.ap Foundation and Franklin Baker. The project is to increase educational access for the Filipino youth, starting with the rebuilding of classrooms in Zamboanga.

Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP)
Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP)

Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) is a non-profit organization that serves Filipino families in need of decent homes. We bring together partners who share the same vision of transforming lives through building responsible and sustainable communities.

Franklin Baker Philippines
Franklin Baker Philippines

Franklin Baker® is the preferred supplier of quality processed food products and ingredients to the global food markets. Franklin Baker® grows from its roots of being the gold standard producer of dessicated coconut.

We Can Be Anything
We Can Be Anything

A campaign on classroom building between the Apl.de.ap Foundation and Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF)

Activity photo

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