Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Brain Bee
- Brain Fair
- Lab Tour
- School Program
- Social Media Campaign
- Other: March Past (A walk for epilepsy)
- General Public
- High school students (9-12)
- Middle school students (6-8)
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The Copperbelt University of Zambia Cortex Club organized a brain awareness week which was held on 4th April to 8th April composed of the following programs
A march Past was organized whose purpose was to create awareness of epilepsy. The club conducted the march Past and the members were distributing literature on epilepsy and talked to the public. It was a great experience overall we achieved our objective at the end of the day. Our campaign of “a walk for epilepsy” was also publicized on social media platforms
The following activities were performed
1. A brain bee
2. A laboratory tour
3. A spiker box demonstration
4. Presentation from Experts, Lectures, students, and pupils from the various schools that were invited to participate in this year’s brain Awareness Week.
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?
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Adults' Fact Sheets
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?
This brain Awareness week was educative to both the public, the students, and the pupils involved. It provided the club the opportunity to interact with and educate the public on epilepsy a condition that is viewed with Soo much stigma and superstition in our setting as a country and culture.
It also gave the club the opportunity to inspire the pupils or Secondary schools with the knowledge of brain science. Which we hope will inspire others to get in the field of neuroscience