Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- School Program
- Social Media Campaign
- High school students (9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The aim was: in campus brain awareness targeting brain health and addiction for undergraduate students, brain awareness training for high school students and exhibition, brain awareness events in Arba Minch preparatory school and to highlight brain science and brain health, conducting scientific workshop aimed at motivating research activities on brain health. The activities: December 21-22, in campus brain awareness creation in poster, by distributing t-shirts for students and staffs with advocacy through selected students. December 23 - training was delivered for 70 students selected from the 7 high schools . The composition of the students was 5 from grade 11 and 5 from grade 12 from each school. The students were trained about brain structure function and health. They were also given lecture on cognitive neuroscience topics so that they succeed in their studies and also on the science of addiction to refrain from substances that alluringly harmful to the brain. The event included also between school competition from the lecture and best students were rewarded books and shirts. Finally, the students selected two students to organize anti-addiction club in their respective schools. December 24 - The Arba Minch high school was selected to conducted week-long brain awareness week. The banner was prepared and posted on the gate of Arba Minch high school from December 21-25, 2020. The school directors were communicated to address the event for their respective students on the week. On December 24 staff from Arba Minch University to gave a public lecture for the students. December 25 - Mini-workshop was conducted in the University on brain research. Staffs and PG student In all, we achieved our goal.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Adults' Fact Sheets
- Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
It benefited a lot. We got the opportunity to communicate with young students to motivate them in the science. We also taught them about addiction and to refrain from substance use. We got a forum to discuss brain science.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
It is an easy but interesting and more meaningful and powerful practice with tremendous impact on the community.
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