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.
We are honest and transparent in our partnerships.
We believe that everyone deserves a chance to improve their lives.
We want individuals to discover their strengths and talents to impact the lives of others.
We want our efforts to grow and expand.
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.
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.
We have international and Philippine based programs. Our Program Focus Areas are:
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.
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) 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® 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.
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