According to the receiver of 2002 VCE Achiever Award | Tran Siu the first quality of authentic leadership is to take proactive steps for improvement. Self improvement is the first goal in this path. As a leader he has been improving his ability to communicate, to learn, to experiment and put things into practical applications. The process of change started within the mind and heart of Tran Siu as a leader has had powerful impact on his juniors. They have been able to work towards achieving the social and economical changes which he wants to bring in the Brimbank communities.
Having a Chinese ethnic background has helped Tran Siu in developing many of the disciplinary skills. He has combined his origin with the Vietnamese culture which he respects deeply. He has been associated in many development programs for the Vietnamese community in the Sunshine region for a long time. Promotion of entrepreneurship, trade, business and related skills among the community has been one of his primary goals.
Complete Social Change – 2002 VCE Achiever Award | Tran Siu
The process of change in the Sunshine communities has been extended to the other minority communities in and around this region by the winner of 2002 VCE Achiever Award | Tran Siu. He has initiated many projects for improving the lifestyle of average Brimbank citizens regardless of their cultural and ethnic background.
- Working with the youth Tran Siu has been able to bring many of the academically weaker ones into the mainstream of society. He has taken up sporting and physical fitness training as one of the main parts of career for the youth. This program launched by the winner of 2002 VCE Achiever Award | Tran Siu many years ago, is still producing great results.
- Unification of multicultural and ethnical youth into the national mainstream has also helped many youth from the aborigine origins to find their right place in the Australian society. The communities in Sunshine and Brimbank have high opinions about the contributions made by the minority community youth. They are able to take part in international sporting events and win awards too.
- The role of disabled in the Sunshine community has been changing rapidly since the winner of 2002 VCE Achiever Award | Tran Siu took the initiatives years ago. Today they are able to participate in community events and be part of the whole society. They are given opportunities in education, business, para sports and other professional openings.
- The activity levels of seniors in the communities across Sunshine and Brimbank have substantially increased over time. The “present generation elders” are able to lead independent lives due to computer and internet knowledge and application skills. They can teach, establish trading and business centers and earn their livelihood without depending on others. In fact many of them are able to support their families also. Their role in the communities towards empowering fellow age group people and give them hope is being lead by winner of 2002 VCE Achiever Award | Tran Siu.