The Choices Community
Choices is a brand and product range of Align-Ed and the Align-Ed Foundation NPC and follows a social entrepeneurship model. Our operating model is one of working with collaborative partners who align with our core business and values. Our contribution to youth unemployment and development is via our Peer Educator and Facilitator development programmes.
Choices™ is delivered to corporate clients as well as in the social development and not for profit environment.
Vision and Purpose
Where We Work
Angela James, CEO
Founder of Align-Ed Network and the Align-Ed Foundation, Angela has been involved in building a portal of learning since April 2004. She spent the 20 years prior to 2004 in adult learning within the Banking and Hospitality sectors.
Advocate for freedom and choice, she is passionate about transformation, facilitating processes as Storytelling and Experience Economy thinking that encourage people and organisations to access their strengths, talents and potential. Angela is fascinated with new ways of doing business within the 21st Century and has developed a number of alternative business models that allow us to take care of the people and the planet in a prosperous and sustainable manner.
What “Freedom to Choose” means to our Ops Team
Patience Sithole: To be my own person, not to be told what to choose
Diane Barthel: Freedom to Choose is to give my voice expression
Diane Potgieter: To be authentically myself and to express myself authentically
Angela James: The freedom to be the me God intended me to be and to live my life with purpose and meaning
Colleen Wilkinson: Freedom to Choose gives me the ability to approach any situation with a positive attitude and to make the most of it, whilst being cautious and aware of the consequences.
Our Peer Educators
The Choices™ Game experience is facilitated by the SA Learns™ PE (Peer Educators) and are key to the success of the game experience…
The SA Learns™ PE Crew are vibrant, young adults who have been trained to facilitate the ‘Choices™ Board Game’ and are selected from:
- Community minded school leaders
- Business facilitators and volunteers
- Unemployed youth and women
Should you wish to join the SA Learns PE Crew – contact us
Positive Role Models
Have stories of experience, strength and hope to offer others.
Our Choices Champions are people across the lifelong learning spectrum who have overcome challenges, adversity, and failure. Their positive empowered choices have allowed them to rise above their challenges and thus, they are role models in providing inspiration to others.
To nominate your Choices Champion, use the contact form on the Contact Page. Share their story and how their choices make them eligible to be considered as a Choices Champion.
Choices is a product of the Align-Ed Network
The Align-Ed Foundation and Align-Ed Network fully support the United Nation's Global Goals for Sustainable Development