Brain Awareness Week

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University of Portharcourt,Rivers State, Nigeria

Organized by:
University of Portharcourt,Rivers State, Nigeria

Participating Organizations:
NIL

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • School Program
  • Other: NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS ( LECTURE ON KEEP YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY)

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

600

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year brain awareness week was centered on inspiring the young brain, motivating the youth/secondary school students to pursue career in neuroscience in order to cure neurological diseases. Local .Brain bee competition was organized among three secondary schools. About 85 students participated and 15 were selected for the final brain bee competition that took place in University of Portharcourt where they did practicals and the final quiz for the selection of best three. It was quite incredible and glamorous.Certificates of participation were given to all participants and cash award and certificates award were also given to first, second and third position.This was first of its kind in University and many undergraduates were motivated to pursue career in neuroscience. Also lecture on keep your brain healthy was given to nursery and elementary school student (Neuroscience for kids) in God's Power educational centre Portharcourt .The kids were excited as they had a touch with life brain too.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

social media

Resources

Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • none

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Facebook Cover Photo

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

It was quite educative to high school students and undergraduate students. Many had indicated interest to pursue career in neuroscience and many had also joined our youth neuroscience association which I inaugurated on 13th February sequel to TReND outreach on topic brain and drug abuse in Holy priesthood international school Portharcourt. Many came to me asking if I could train them. The whole exercise was quite informative, exciting and educative.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

BAW advisement on the date of the programme

Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

CHINNA ORISH

Contact Phone:

2347065446312

Contact Email:

chinnaorish@yahoo.com

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