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Participating Organizations:

American Association of AnatomistsTeaching and Research In Natural Sciences for Development in Africa (TReNDinAfrica)Science Communication Hub Nigeria

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Essay and poetry Contest

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • Other: college students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

LifePorte organized a poetry and essay contest which was targeted at students in public and private primary and secondary schools in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria with the hope of stimulating awareness about the brain and its dynamic functions in our daily activities. It also provided an excellent opportunity to enhance their creative writing skills. This contest called for submissions on February 7th, 2019 and closed on the 7th of 2019. The top three among the selected best entries in the senior secondary category received cash prizes, certificates and nominations to participate in our flagship Science Advocacy Programme for Youngsters (SAPFY) that held from the 9th to 11th of May, 201. The Best top entries from the different categories in the primary school category also received prizes, certificates and were nominated to participate in SAPFY 2019 where their awards will be presented. In addition, winning schools received Free teaching aids and extra nomination to participate in SAPFY 2019.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Direct visit to schools

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Direct visit to schools were most successful as the schools had poor ICT compliance


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

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets
  • Other
  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

The participants were very much excited about the event. it helped them to gain more knowledge about the structure and function of the brain. the essay also provided them with an opportunity of learning how to communicate about science and to learn new things

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

having more time to prepare and plan for the event. Engage capable hands that would assure smooth running of the event.

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Contact Information

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Contact Name:

Smart Mbagwu

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