It is our great pleasure to publish our first newsletter!
Over the past months a lot of exciting things have happened over at the Humanitarian Neuropsych Project. As you may be aware of, we finally finished updating our website, which is now fully operational. Additionally, we also successfully launched our various social media pages, which we encourage everyone to follow! Simultaneously, the GoFundMe page for Jaber was also published, meaning that we can at last accept donations going towards his medical expenses. Specifically, we aspire to raise 12,000€ for his upcoming treatment round via this GoFundMe. In order to achieve this goal, we are now actively looking to establish a designated fundraising team. As such, we will shortly commence the recruitment process of qualified and motivated volunteers, who would like to participate in the organization of the various fundraising activities we hope to set up. We are closely observing the development of the Covid-19 pandemic and the governmental rules associated with it, in order to formulate appropriate charity events that are in line with the Dutch regulations put in place. Lastly, we take great pride in our first annual Brain Disorder Contest. What is the contest about? Well, let us tell you about it. In 2016 the Society of Neuroscience coordinated a competition about the consequences of concussions, in which participants had to create short informative videos. Drawing inspiration from said competition, Prof. Enriquez-Geppert invited her students from the 2nd year course “Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology” to communicate their knowledge regarding a brain disorder of their choice by producing an educational video or design a medical fact sheet. This is in line with one of the HNP's main goals; spreading awareness for neurological and neuropsychological diseases and issues. The most creative pieces will be awarded with one of our favourite books by Oliver Sack - "The man who mistook his wife for a hat". We will joyously keep you updated on the results of the Brain Disorder Contest, as well as on the other facets of our progress!
Until next time,