Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Lecture and exhibitions
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Bee
- Brain Fair
- Press Briefing
- School Program
- Social Media Campaign
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The objective of this event was to create awareness on how the brain functions in addiction and depression, and how these events can lead to stroke in a post Covid19 era. Health professionals were invited to be the guest speakers and they engaged the students and staff of Kampala International University on these topics. The symposium had both physical and virtual attendees. An exhibitions segment was held to showcase cadaver brain models and the students were enthusiastic to have a feel of what the human brain looks like. There was also a quiz segment to test students understanding of the topics and light refreshments were served. The event was a success as the objective was achieved.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Certificate of Participation
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Adults' Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans Grades 9-12
- Truth or Myth Flash Cards
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The students and staffs have become more aware of the need to care for the brain. They now know how to test for depression and how to cope with depression. They have knowledge of how addiction affects the brain. Also, they know how all these events can lead to stroke.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
I suggest the Dana foundation provides a link for a virtual lab tour which can be used during the awareness week to showcase current trends in brain research and the need for students to be brain researchers in future.
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