University of Portharcourt,Rivers State, Nigeria

Organized by:
University of Portharcourt,Rivers State, Nigeria

Participating Organizations:


Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Radio Show
  • School Program
  • TV Show

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students(1-5)
  • 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 audience were informed of what Brain Awareness Week is all about and the benefits of being a partner of such a wonderful foundation. The theme was titled YOUR BRAIN, YOUR LIFE, YOUR FUTURE. Lecture was given on brain, its parts and functions, drug abuse and its overwhelming deleterious effect and hampering effect on ones future. Also a lecture on career in neuroscience research ,Neurotoxicology, Neuropharmacology and Brain v computer were also given . The brain was also exhibited . Students were allowed to have a touch of the brain with their hand gloves. . Also interesting fliers titled Laughter and the brain, Nutrition and the brain, The Brain vs the computer,Yawning and why yawning are contagious, The he brain and the She brain, The blood brain barrier(keep out), Chocolate and the brain downloaded from DANA website were distributed to student too.The brain cake was also designed to colour the event.The whole exercise was quite educative to the target audience

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Posters and flyers


Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • Nutrition and the brain
  • The Brain vs the computer
  • Yawning and why yawning are contagious
  • The he brain and the She brain
  • The blood brain barrier(keep out)
  • Chocolate and the brain

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

  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Awareness created stimulated participants especially the students on career choice in NEUROSCIENCE

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Event Photos

event single

event single

event single

event single

event single

Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:


Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

More Reports

Become Partner
Organize an Event