Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The Ubongo Club of the University of Nairobi held the preliminary Brain Awareness Week (BAW) event on the 26th of March 2022 via zoom. The event was a neuroscience career talk, and the aim was to introduce medical students from various local medical schools to the myriad career opportunities in the field of neuroscience.
An average of 80 health Sciences students attended the lecture, both undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University.
The Kenya Society of Neuroscientists Lecture was a hybrid event held on 12th May 2022, from 1600hrs – 1900 hrs (GMT +3), at the University of Nairobi – Faculty of Health Science. The lecture was a great success. An amazing discussion was conducted on the paths in neuroscience with a focus on research, academia, and practice.
An average of 65 healthcare students attended the lecture, both undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Nairobi.
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?
- Certificate of Participation
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Lesson Plans
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
- Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
1. Increasing interest in neuroscience careers by participants
2. Increasing membership for the Kenya Society of Neuroscientists (KSN)
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
1. IBRO, DaktariUp2Date, University of Nairobi & SONA for supporting the event and partnering with the Kenya Society of Neuroscientists and the Ubongo Club during the Brain Awareness Week and Events.
2. KSN should prepare retractable banners and other relevant promotional and advertising material that is re-usable for future physical activities to minimize advertising costs