Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Bee
- School Program
- High school students (9-12)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Over A Hundred and Fifty Students
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
NEUROSCIENCE GROUP, PAMO UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
PROGRAMMATIC REPORTS FOR BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK, MARCH, 2022.
- ACTIVITY REPORT DONE IN PAMO UNIVERSITY
Theme: Neuroscience of Depression
Venue: Histology Lab. Department of Anatomy.
Date: 18th March 2022
Time: 9:00 am
The programme started by 9:00 am with introduction of guest and opening remarks by the Coordinator/Facilitator Ms. I. Onyeleonu. Other features were as follows:
Talk-1: Neuroscience of Depression anchored by Dr. M.O. Oyakhire, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, University of Port Harcourt.
Talk-2: Neuroscience of anxiety by Mr. J.I. Enya, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, PUMS
Questions and Answers/Closing Remarks by Ms. Ijeoma Onyeleonu, Co-ordinator/Facilitator Neuroscience, PUMS Chapter.
The programme featured over 60 students from PAMO University and some lite refreshment was provided by the PUMS Neuroscience team. The programme ended at 1:00pm.
- ACTIVITY REPORT DONE IN PAJEB SEC. SCHOOL
Topic: Brain Health
Venue: PAJEB Value Educational Int’l Academy, 1 Academy Street, Echikpo, Akpajo, Rivers State.
Date: 22nd March 2022 at 10am
On arrival at the School, PUMS, Neuroscience team, paid a courtesy visit to the Proprietor and the school management. The programme started at 10:15 am with an opening prayer by the Co-ordinator of Basic Unit PUMS, Dr. Kolawole while the introduction of guest was done by the Co-ordinator/Facilitator of Neuroscience group, PUMS chapter, Ms. Ijeoma Onyeleonu. The opening remark was done by the Ag: Dean, Faculty of Basic.
Talk-1: Basic overview of the nervous system anchored by Dr. H.B. Akpan
Talk-2: Mental health by Dr. E.B Umoren, Ag: HOD, Physiology
Talk-3: Neuroscience for kids
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
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 served as an avenue for publicizing the school as well as intimating the local community about the need for brain health. My most enjoyed immediate outcome is having parents call me to tell me how excited their kids were, having learnt the basic parts of the brain and their functions. Hence, their hunger to become a neuroscientist.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Provision of refreshments: it’s important to provide your participants with refreshments as this in most rural communities will enhance the number of participants.