Greetings. Let me introduce myself to you. I am Christine Scott, Founder of CSF(Christine Scott Foundation) Traditional Music/ Dance Ensemble, whose aim is to educate and help people translate, understand, and know Traditional African Culture through Dance, Music, Singing ,stories, and Drum making ,to invigorate and bring back to life the various Cultural Arts and Crafts that are sadly in danger of dying out through modernization of mobile phones, the web and Face book etc. I am very excited with this exceptionally talented group and feel honored to be alongside them.
I first came to Africa visiting Nigeria and spending time voluntarily counseling school children, and Parents, through problems such as Cult groups, physical Abuse, Education and Financial problems.
Also visiting homeless on the streets with food and Counseling.
I came to Ghana and after meeting people and seeing the poverty and various situations, the idea of Foundation was born to help the vulnerable and needy. in particular who are passed by in society such as the homeless, mentally ill and street children etc. Also that they may be given opportunities for skills to be learnt so that a sustainable future may be reached through crafts, skills and talents.
Culture is part of people's lives. It influences their views, values, humor, hopes, loyalties, worries and fears. So when you are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps to have some perspective and understanding of their cultures.
I found through my Christian faith that because of different challenges both emotionally and physically in growing up, that God had well equipped through my own experiences to have a deep compassion and empathy of understanding to people in many ways and in various need, for which I thank God. I then moved to the North to became Regional Coordinator / Counselor for Drug and Alcohol Addictions.
Unfortunately I then diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and my life was precariously hanging in the balance for a quite a while, which presented new challenges with treatments and health worries. I thank God I came it through all. However, one important lesson I learnt through it all was, THAT LIFE IS PRECIOUS and it gave me deeper belief and understanding that there NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT IN LIFE THAN PEOPLE and that EVERYBODY IS PRECIOUS no matter who they are, or in whatever situation or circumstances they are in, they deserve a chance in life .
Since Then I have tried to use the gifts God gave me and helping others with various problems of Homelessness, Addictions, Rehabilitation through Counseling and doing Street Aid.
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I was brought up in Care Home/orphanages which for me, as for many others, gave many life challenges. On leaving Care at 16 with no money, I had to provide a roof over my head and work to provide a living for myself. Against the many challengers I faced, I was determined in my focus and along with help through my Christian Faith I struggled to succeed and not to be a failure in life, and to prove wrong those who were dismissive of me.
I worked for a while as Secretarial Assistant in Central London but then was offered employment through Church Mission in London which resulted in me not only doing office work but also training on the job as a Social worker dealing and Counseling people from walks of life with various problems ranging from homelessness, prostitution, prison work, problem families, Abuse and specializing in Alcohol and Drug Addiction.