Girls Education Collaborative (GEC) is a proud sponsor ofMalala Yousafzai
The lead speaker in the
31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series at University at Buffalo
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus
Sharing a similar mission to Malala, GEC is delighted to sponsor her visit to Buffalo and help share her message of justice for all girls throughout the world.
Malala made headlines in 2012 when she was shot by the Taliban while traveling home from school on a bus with her friends in Pakistan at the age of 15. Now a Nobel Prize laureate and author of “I am Malala,” she has become world-renown as a champion of women and girls and the right of every child to attend school.
Special Friend Tickets
Help underwrite the Lecture Sponsorship and have an up-close experience at the event!
- VIP Floor seating for one
- Invitation to President’s Reception before the lecture
- GEC tote bag and a copy of I am Malala
- Recognition as a Special Friend in GEC program, to go out to all GEC Special Friends and Patrons (150)
- Tax deductible portion of your gift will be $167 (retail value of seat is $83)
Patron Level Tickets
Experience Malala and give back to an organization you love!
- 100 Level seating for one
- Recognition as a Patron in GEC program, to go out to all GEC Special Friends and Patrons (150)
- Tax deductible portion of your gift will be $92 (retail value of seat is $58)
- Limit of 6 Patron tickets per person
What is GEC?
Girls Education Collaborative (GEC), a Buffalo-based nonprofit, works to equip girls in developing countries to transcend their circumstances, realize their fullest potential and become catalysts for change. GEC supports education-centered, community-driven initiatives in underserved rural areas of developing countries, bringing resources, expertise and thought partners to help communities realize the vision they have for their future.
Learn more at: girlsedcollaborative.org
More than 120 million girls are currently not in school.
Every day, more than 41,000 girls marry before the age of 18.
It is estimated that 3 million women and girls are forced to undergo FGM (female genital mutilation) every year.
But, with Education...
12 years of education for every girl would result in a 64% drop in child marriage.
12 years of education for every girl would cause frequency of early birth to drop by 59%
12 years of education for every girl would cause the frequency of child deaths to decrease by 49%.
- An extra year of secondary school for a girl can increase her lifetime earnings by 15-25% 25%
Thank You to our Current Event Sponsors
Holly and Jordan Levy
Ernst & Young, LLP