Brain Awareness Week

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Wachemo University, Hosanna, Ethiopia

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Wachemo University, Hosanna, Ethiopia

Participating Organizations:
Whachemo University; Sponsoring InstitutionsRESOURCE PERSONS: Meskerem Teketel (B.Sc,M.Sc,Wachemo University)Teketel Eristu (BSc, MSc, PhD fellow)Kaleab Tadesse (BSc, MSc, MA in Counseling Psychology fellow)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

5

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Major Activities A multiskilling level training on “substance abuse and prevention,” was given for 200 different communities and professionals of Wachemo University Community by Meskerem Teketel(BSc, MSc). A multiskilling level training on “Epilepsy and related Bipolar disorders awareness and prevention strategy” training was given for more than 200 different communities and professionals of Wachemo University Community by Teketel Eristu (BSc, MSc, PhD fellow). A multiskilling level training on “Test Anxiety and Alleviation strategy” training was given for 200 different communities and professionals of Wachemo University Community by Kaleab Tadesse (BSc, MSc, MA in Counseling Psychology fellow). A multiskilling level training on “Khat Addiction and consequences” training was given for 200 different communities and professionals of Wachemo University Community by Fikirte Getachew (BSc, MSc in Medical Physiology). Posters that explain brain structure, function and disorder of brain including, substance abuse was posted for the participants. Plastic brain model that explains brain structures was presented for participants. Promotional stationary distributions for participants were done.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Social Media

Other Publicity Methods:

Public LecturesPanel DiscussionsPresentations

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The Lecture and Presentations were the most successful way; because it was a good and best method to reach the whole Audience in the Lecture Hall, through expert explanation and presentation in their respective special areas. Also these methods are very important for displaying, brain animations, diagrams, pictures, videos, ....etc. using LCD projectors in one room for whole the participants

Resources

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

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

  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets

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

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

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

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

After exhaustively discussing the issue odf how to improve brain research and sustain the benefit of neuroscience research, then all community members thoroughly discussed the issue and decided to work with International Brain Research Organization and others concerned body on Brain Research, Successful aging and support services programs.

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

Based on the desired goals of project and reflection raised by participants, the team members planned major activities to conduct next. Thus, increase intervention coverage in area such as community outreach and strengthen school neuroscience clubs to ensure sustainability of community based intervention.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

All the information on Facebook is very important and fantastic. Also if you include animation video or creative work as a welcoming home page it will be very ridiculous (fun) and informative.

Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Fikirte Getachew Abate

Contact Phone:

+251937735018

Contact Email:

fikirte.ge@gmail.com

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