Financial Planning Workshops

In a conference held in Melbourne on 5 October 2019, one of the key issues identified for Australia’s South Sudanese communities was a lack of adequate financial education.

Community-based financial education is essential to allowing South Sudanese people in Australia to grow, learn, and contribute to the Australian economy. Many South Sudanese immigrants struggle with financial planning, and this is detrimental, preventing them from managing effective budgets and saving for emergencies and retirement.

Daniel Varone, a former financial planner at Commonwealth Bank with over 17 years of industry experience, offered a free financial literacy workshop to South Sudanese families and individuals in Victoria a few years ago. Recently, Africa World Books received a message from Daniel, who is kindly offering to provide further free financial literacy workshops in Victoria, with plans to expand the program interstate. If you are in Melbourne and wish to attend a workshop, please contact us.

Africa World Books would like to thank Daniel Varone for his community leadership and support.


Africa World Books would like to thank and congratulate the authors who have published books with us this month. We look forward to sharing these stories with our readers, and we hope to grow our readership base in the future.

New titles:

· Caged Animals – A Cry for Justice: Indefinite Cruelty from War-Torn South Sudan to Australia’s Detention Centres by Mamer Dau Thuch

· Learning Through Negotaiation: The Role of the SPLM/A in Ending Sudan’s Second Civil War by Malual Ayom Dor

· My Journey So Far: From War Zone to Promised Land by Akok Adut

· The Päri in the Luo Community: Migrations, Traditions, Culture and Power by Ukal Kawang Julu Mutho

We would also like to offer our thanks and congratulations to the Africa World Books whose books will be published next month.

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