Brain Awareness Week

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University of Buea

Organized by:
University of Buea

Participating Organizations:
IBRO, Dana Foundation, International Foundation For Science, University of Buea.

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

10

Year:

2021

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • Social Media Campaign

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • General Public
  • High school students (9-12)
  • K-12 Teachers
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

3000

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We celebrated the Brain awareness week 2021 in Buea on the topic "Impact of alcohol consumption on the brain and behaviour". The aims of our project were to educate our local population about the impact on heavy alcohol consumption on the brain and behaviour especially in children and teenagers and to explain to women in our municipality the risk factors associated to alcohol intake during pregnancy. We had many school programs, we meet with some women of our community to talk about foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, also we visited a hospital. We were also able to reach a part of the population out of Buea through radio and social media campaigns. At all levels, people were amaze to discover or to learn more about the brain. They testify that they were not aware that the misuses of alcohol beverages were associated to so many brain disorders. The general comment was “We should have this type of program more often". From nursery school children to the University authority the program was well appreciated.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Social Media because that it the main means people are using nowadays to access information quickly.

Resources

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 6-8
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Lesson Plans Grades K-5
  • Lesson Plans Grades 6-8
  • Lesson Plans Grades 9-12
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About the Brain Booklet
  • More Mindbogglers! Booklet
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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?

Our population was educated on the topic and this will help to prevent alcohol addiction in the future. Through the grant we obtained ( IBRO /Dana ) we were able to share school packages to more than a hundred students. In each establishment we visited we handled some kits to prevent the spread of Covid -19. The major outcome of this participation is that the BAW celebration is now an outreach event that enter in the calendar of activities of our Department.

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

The best way to have a successful event is to plan your event early enough,you should involve people from other field of research and also use tips and material available on the brain awareness week website.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

Yes

Event Photos

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Some members of our team during the first day of the Celebration

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Midwifes and the two women that won the first two prizes

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Some nursery children with their prizes

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Women attending a lecture session given by Dr Bopda

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A head teacher with some awardees of his establishment.

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Nadege Kouemou

Contact Phone:

+237696660013

Contact Email:

kouemou.nadege@ubuea.cm

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