The idea for this resource guide evolved over a long period of time, beginning my migration to the United States. Like every other refugee/immigrant, I needed a lot of information to start life in new environment. I looked for a simple guide that would help me navigate through my new life and environment, but I could never find one. In the first few years, the best thing I could find were brochures and pamphlets that often led useless information and jargon. Eventually, I was able to find some self-help books but most focused on a few relevant topics, while others focused on complicated matters that would often leave me more confused. In addition, because this was before the internet, it took a lot of time and patience to find out what I needed to know.
The Self-Sufficient Global Citizen focuses on entire families as well as communities. Chapters include useful details, best practices, and success tips that can be used throughout the life cycle, from the birth of a child through retirement and beyond. You could say that the information it contains never expires and provides the foundation for a successful and powerful way of life.
I am excited to be able to share this book with you all in the coming months.
- Atta Arghandiwal