As a crusader of social reforms in the sunshine community and elsewhere in Brimbank, Tran Siu has grown in stature and responsibility handling characteristics over the years. He still recalls the first days in the sunshine community when he came into contact with the disabled, the seniors and the gone astray youth.
His task was huge, but he was in no mood to give up. In fact he sacrificed many of personal ambitions and put his best of community services for the betterment of the marginalized communities over here. Over a period of time his prayers and unselfish approach were answered. He was able to achieve the community responsibility goals as well as his personal goals to success in parallel. Today he says they are the miracles which happened due to the community consciousness for progress that managed to bring in.
Tran Siu and the Revolution among Youth
- The youth hailing from different communities in sunshine are engaged in academic activities extensively. Many of them are able to reach the heights and achieve their dream goals according their plans. At the same time there are many others who are unable to do so. This is mainly due to the family, community and economic situations. This phenomenon can be mainly observed among the youth from minority communities. They don’t have the financial support or the communities help to pursue their education further from the basic levels. This is when they tend to drop out of schools. Being unemployed and aimless they can get into the negative path and move away from the mainstream of community and the society as a whole. Tran Siu happened to observe these activities on the rise within his own community and the others.
- Tran Siu set out on the mission of setting specific goals for the youth who had dropped out of schools. The best alternate he found was in sports and athletics. He was able to motivate the youth to train with him in sporting activities. Of course it took lot of efforts and trial and error before the first batch of youth got trained fully in sporting activities. But that was only the beginning of long journey for Tran Siu.
- Finding the suitable earning opportunities for the youth was the next task for Tran Siu. For this he started on his mission of collecting funds. Soon this campaign proved to be successful as he was able to establish small sporting academies which could professionally qualify the youth for sporting careers. Once the first batch of youngsters got into earning jobs, the rest followed sooner. Today the strength of youngsters taking part in professional sporting activities all over Brimbank is increasing steadily.
Tran Siu for Social Acceptance of Youth
Tran Siu has worked consistently for the social and community acceptance of the academically weak students. He has fought hard and long to being about united consciousness among the community members about the importance of sports in the life of their youngsters as a professional field.