Apl.de.ap, Thames Int’l Business School launch scholarship program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on the scholarships.
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.