Morning meeting - December 6

Our Speaker Today was Sa’ad Allawi who spoke on The Unfortunate State of Yemen covering the history, geography and demographics of Yemen. Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East even before the outbreak of war in 2015 between Houthi rebels and government forces. The conflict has heaped devastation and poverty upon the population. Sa’ad also updated us on their current situation and the new invention of “Green Cake” which is a creative cheaper alternative to cement blocks for construction. The blocks were developed by Majd Mashhrawi, a Palestinian female engineer from Gaza, utilizing ash from restaurants and factories combined with war rubble. The blocks are half the weight and cost of traditional concrete blocks and have better insulation factors. Check out Sa’ad’s books at Amazon under Grassroots Metamorphosis: