Groundbreaking achievement worthy of celebration :Graduation of First group of 10 Chinese NAMI F2F teachers!
經過多重手續，不斷地努力，年終我們終於迎來了十名NAMI Family To Family家庭基礎教育項目華裔教師的順利畢業。學員來自不同的地區: 有 Alameda County, Contra Costa ,Santa Clara and San Francisco等。培訓圓滿成功！為學員們的努力，義工的付出而感動！
We are thrilled to share the delightful news that ten individuals attended and successfully completed the NAMI Family to Family teachers Training in the Chinese language. This session took place in Castro Valley, CA in December, 2016. This group of ten Chinese teachers has the distinct honor of being the first class ever in the nation to graduate.
The students came from different counties of California, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara and San Francisco. Every student expressed great appreciation to the two volunteer instructors --Elaine Peng and Jack Song-- for their dedication and professionalism.
本期培訓老師NAMI F2F State Teacher Trainer為：Elaine Peng彭一玲和Jack Song宋祥雲， 感謝他們無私的義務付出！
Many months of careful planning aside, what is notable about this particular session is overcoming obstacles such as funding. It was not funded by NAMI California & NAMI ACS but by private individual and Corporate donations. Besides foregoing compensation, the instructors made their personal residences available to serve as classrooms. This is indeed precedent setting.
We sincerely acknowledge the contribution of AmeriSink Inc. They provided, at no cost, projectors and screen for the three days of instruction.
Sources of donation are listed as follows:
Ray Lung $500
Jack Song $200
Catherine Lee $100
Expenses are as follows
Material and supplies:$355
Ray Lung 捐款$500
Catherine Lee 捐款$100
我們現在正為2017年四月在華盛頓DC的State Teacher Trainer和State Facilitator的培訓而籌集學費和旅費，徵得捐款人同意後，餘額 $240 為明年四月培訓資金。
Ruby Wang 在調整幻燈放映機
Elaine Peng彭一玲 ， Jack Song宋祥雲
Shelly Ji，Lydia Koerner，Sherry Jin
Cindy Liang,Ting Xu,Raymond Lung
Denny Wu,Ting Xu,
Catherine Lee,Jack Song
Elaine Peng, Ting Xu, Jack Song
Shelly Ji，Jane Chao，Cindy Liang
Jack Song，Jane Chao，Cindy Liang
Lydia Koerner，Elaine Peng，Jane Chao
We look forward to another opportunity of delivering Chinese language course material and sharing our experience with love, compassion and purpose. Through mutual support and encouragement, we are marching ever closer towards recovery and a bright future!
English by Margaret Kuo