Active Vista offers a variety of education courses anchored on the universal principles of rights, freedom, truth, reason, justice, independence and social progress. The courses provide basic knowledge on social issues; incite discourse and critical analysis; empower individuals to take stands; and develop strategies for action.
The penumbra of our history continues to haunt our nation. Without learning about our past, we can never shape our future. The course presents different topics in our history in a critical discourse that helps us examine our past and our identity as a nation. It offers participants to look through the lessons of history to understand the present societal issues, and explore ways to move forward the path of genuine nation building.
KULTURA NG KABAYANIHAN
What makes a hero? This course reclaims the concept of a bayani, ties it to the Filipino culture of bayanihan, and explores how it contributes to the formation of the bayan.
KABATAAN AT KINABUKASAN
The course presents the principles of children’s rights and tackles the responsibility of the family, community, and society in ensuring respect for the right of every child to survive, develop, protect, and participate based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC).
The struggle for women empowerment continues to exist in this modern society as long as women are deprived of equal opportunities and the right to choose freely. The course introduces the concept of women’s rights, looks at the state of women’s oppression – from the root causes to the everyday injustices evident today. It looks back at history, culture and tradition, religion, economic and socio-political factors that contributes to the continued oppression of women today.
Gender is expressed in a multitude of ways. In different parts of the world, gender identity and gender expression remains a complex issue. The course intends to explain the concepts of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; trace the roots of discrimination; and present how cultural gender norms change over time.
KLIMA AT KALIKASAN
The course talks about climate change as a threat faced by the entire planet, by spanning out the causes, its current effects, and the future consequences of this phenomenon. It explains the concepts of climate mitigation and adaptation, and how relevant practices like disaster risk reduction and industrial shifts like lessening carbon emissions can help address the harmful effects of climate change and bring the tips to a balance.
This course tackles the importance of peace building from the individual to the societal level. It introduces a holistic understanding of the existence of conflict and the struggle for peace in the context of history, culture, religion, tradition, economy, politics and society. It presents the fundamental concept of peace with justice—achieved by upholding human dignity, challenging prejudice, respecting diversity, building tolerance, promoting non-violence, challenging war, and equitable sharing of resources.