Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Radio Show
- School Program
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- Other: PEOPLE LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND CHURCHES
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
BRAIN AWARENESS ACTIVITIES Intro.: The importance of neuroscience and its relation to mental health cannot be underestimated in our everyday lives. Knowing what the brain is and understanding how basically it works is a great delight to those who had the opportunity to have some insight into how this wonderful 3 pounds vital organ works. Understanding how pivotal the brain is to human living, all will appreciate the fact that the brain is the “human engine” hence we cannot work without it. Man’s curiosity and quest to thrive , be creative and innovative, looking for solutions to the complex challenges confronting mankind can only be achieved when we inspire the young generations to explore the key driver (the brain) of such dreams to full realization. Activities: Our mode of approach combines the link between neuroscience and mental health to inspire fruitful educative sessions, creating the atmosphere for the students to learn while having fun. With collaboration with mental health staff from the Ketu South/North, our encounters with the students as well as teachers seek to inspire and motivate students to develop interest in science related courses, promote good mental health, prevent mental illnesses including substance use disorders and epilepsy, reduce stigmatization and discrimination of persons living with mental illness and epilepsy, and guide students approach learning positively. Some of the activities ranges from hand on teaching and learning sessions using brain models, visual teaching aids to demonstrations. Students were taught to understand the major lobes of the cerebrum and its associated functions, the cerebellum and brain stem and their functions as well. Generally, the students were made to apprecia
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
INFORMATION VAN. GONG GONG BEATINGS AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- It’s Mindboggling!
- More Mindbogglers!
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
- The Mindboggling Workbook
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- BAW Bookmark
- Puzzles: Mindboggling Series
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Mindboggling Coloring Sheets
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
- Lesson Plans Grades K-5
- The Five Senses Coloring Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Coloring Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
my organization is really happy as a participant. Regarding stigmatization and discrimination of persons living with mental illnesses and epilepsy, our audience were made to acknowledge the fact that just as other organs of the body such as the the heart, kidneys, liver, etc can get sick, the brain can also get sick or injured. Furthermore since we all have the brain which is not (can not be) immunized against diseases, it can affect anyone despite the person’s race, status, age, gender, etc
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
To better assess the impact of the sessions, pre and post test questionnaires were issued to the students and some of the teachers who took part in the sessions. Questions from the students clearly portrayed that our educations has stir the students to hunger more for knowledge and facts about the brain. in the future, we have to improve upon visual impair presentation.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
i suggest the in the future, funds must be generated to SSF to enhance the wide spread of the project to the wider populate. there should also be made a more available material for all audience.