Ubongo Brain Awareness Campaign – Kenya 2019

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Ubongo Brain Awareness Campaign - Kenya 2019

Participating Organizations:

University of Nairobi

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • School Program
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

High School Event: University of Nairobi 16th March, 2019 40 High School students were taken through mini-laboratory sessions in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurohistology, encephalography. Lectures by experts and career mentoring session was also conducted and finally the students sat for the Brain Bee Quiz. Workshop: Pwani University 18-22 March, 2019 20 undergraduate and graduate students attended the workshop on Promoting Neuroscience Research in Eastern Africa which comprised of expert lecture sessions, laboratory demonstrations on measuring behaviour, basic and clinical neuroscience.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Website
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

We also engaged the schools that participated in the last year's event through communicating with their representative teachers on phone.

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Mailings and advertisement on the university websites. The mailings were targeted while the university websites get lots of visitors.


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

  • BAW Certificate of Participation

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

  • New Fact Sheets
  • New Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

1. Generating interest in neuroscience research among students and learners 2. Generating general awareness on importance of neuroscience and neuroscience research to the general community

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

We found out that confirming the attendance of schools, prior to event itself, always helps in more efficient budgeting and expenditure.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Nchafatso Gikenyi Obonyo

Contact Phone:


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