Apl.de.ap, Thames Int’l Busi­ness School launch schol­ar­ship pro­gram

Cebu Daily News - - COMMUNITY -

Al­lan Pineda Lindo, also known as Apl.de.ap, vis­ited Cebu City yes­ter­day to­gether with Thames In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness School pres­i­dent Joel San­tos to share the re­cently launched Cre­ative In­no­va­tors Pro­gramme and in­vite in­com­ing col­lege stu­dents and work­ing pro­fes­sion­als to ap­ply for the In­no­va­tion and Cre­ative En­ter­prise schol­ar­ships of Thames In­ter­na­tional and Apl.de.ap Foun­da­tion.

“The Filipinos are nat­u­rally cre­ative and su­per in­no­va­tive. It only makes sense that we em­brace the cre­ative in­dus­tries. These raw po­ten­tials can be max­i­mized by train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion sup­ported by cre­ative hubs and in­vest­ments. Through the Thames Schol­ar­ships, we hope to trans­form our artists into cre­ative en­trepreneurs. To­gether with the British Coun­cil, the De­part­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI), De­sign Cen­ter of the Philip­pines and Philip­pine Trade Train­ing Cen­ter (PTTC), we aim to be a cat­a­lyst to the cre­ative in­dus­try in the Philip- pines,” said Lindo, pop­u­larly known as Apl.de.ap of the singing group The Black Eyed Peas.

Apl.de.ap and Thames In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness School would like to help en­sure that the Philip­pines is ready for the new econ­omy by de­vel­op­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of cre­ative and in­no­va­tive man­agers and en­trepreneurs.

To­gether with the British Coun­cil, and the DTI and its at­tached agen­cies, De­sign Cen­ter of the Philip­pines and PTTC, the Cre­ative In­no­va­tors Pro­gramme was launched.

Thames In­ter­na­tional is the coun­try’s first in­ter­na­tional col­lege founded in 1999. It of­fers Bach­e­lor’s de­grees in En­trepreneur­ship, Mar­ket­ing, Op­er­a­tions and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Arts. Thames also has Pro­fes­sional Di­plo­mas for the work­ing in­di­vid­u­als. The schol­ar­ships will be for both Bach­e­lor’s and pro­fes­sional diploma pro­grams.

The Cre­ative In­no­va­tors Pro­gramme drives the syn­ergy be­tween cre­ativ­ity, in­no­va­tion and en­trepreneur­ship for so­cial im­pact. It aims to con­trib­ute to more sus­tain­able and im­pact-led cre­ative hubs that can bet­ter sup­port the Philip­pines’ cre­ative in­dus­tries, there- by cre­at­ing more in­clu­sive cities and com­mu­ni­ties.

The British Coun­cil also wants to pro­vide sup­port for Cre­ative Hubs through var­i­ous pro­grams. Cre­ative hubs are or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide space and sup­port for prod­uct and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment, net­work­ing, busi­ness sus­tain­abil­ity and com­mu­nity en­gage­ment within the cre­ative and cul­tural sec­tors.

An open call for ap­pli­ca­tion of Cre­ative Hub Fel­lows will run na­tion­ally from June 8 to July 8, 2018. Fif­teen cre­ative hub man­agers will be se­lected to be part of the fel­low­ship. A schol­ar­ship for 40 cre­ative en­trepreneurs funded by Apl.de.ap Foun­da­tion and Thames In­ter­na­tional will also be of­fered through the pro­gramme.

Please visit www.british­coun­cil.ph to down­load ap­pli­ca­tion forms and email schol­ar­ships@thames.edu.ph for ques­tions on the schol­ar­ships.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

From left: John Bat­ten, Thames In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness School Chan­cel­lor; Al­lan Pineda Lindo, pop­u­larly known as Apl.de.ap, founder of Apl.de.ap Foun­da­tion; and Jai, Win­dows Photo viewer.

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