Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The brain awareness week (BAW) happened in Dschang, West- Cameroon from March 19- 25 on the theme “Effect of addictive substances on brain in academic environment”. I, Dr Ngoupaye T. Gwladys and my students (Adassi Maxwell, Foutsop Aurelien, Noungoua Chretien, and Kom Tatiana) From the University of Dschang and Member of The CAMANE (Cameroon association for neuroscience) were involved in sensitizing the pupils and authorities from the different schools selected.The BAW has started here on Thursday 19, by a visit to the Bilingual High school of Toulazong (Green uniform) followed by the Bilingual High School of Dschang (Blue sky and Dark blue uniform) where we met with the authority and students (From grade 8 to grade 12). We were dressed up with tee-shirt printed with BAW and CAMANE logos and did a poster presentation, as there was no equipment available for an oral presentation. After the presentation we asked questions to ensure that they got some information. After the questions and answers we gave prizes that varies from printed tee-shirt with DANA foundation and CAMANE (Cameroon association for neuroscience) logos, brain, pen and sweet. On Friday we visited the College of Menoua (Blue sky top and grey skirt or pant) which is a Bilingual High School, and things happened as before. On Monday, we visited College Notre dame (Pink top and dark blue skirt or pant). There, we made both oral and poster presentations. The oral presentation was on synaptic transmission, and effect of addictive substances in the brain. After the presentation we asked questions to ensure that they got some information. After the questions and answers we gave prizes. We took a family picture with the staff and students.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- I did not received any support for this BAW
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The different authorities from different schools have requested that we come back to sensitize again students. And students were asked to suggest method to avoid addictive substances or addicted people, and they did it well.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Plan the event long time in advance, and look for prizes. As prize stimulates the reward system and pushes student to be focused on the speech or presentation.
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