Palestinian Woman Rebuilds Gaza Using Ash

Enraged by the massive destruction caused by Israeli wars on Gaza Strip, a Palestinian female engineer has decided to use her engineering experience to rebuild the seaside enclave.

In 2016, Majd Mashharawi has joined her friend Rawan Abddllaht in inventing a new form of brick made from rubble and ash in order to rebuild the city.


Palestinian Transforming Gaza From Ash

Is this Palestinian woman a future Nobel Prize winner?Meet Majd, a civil engineer in Gaza who is transforming her town with sustainable bricks and solar kits.

Posted by AJ+ on Monday, 10 September 2018


With almost half of the cost of traditional bricks, Mashharawi replaces sand and aggregate with her new formula called “GreenCake” to produce a lightweight brick from materials that would have otherwise been wasted.

She is also stepping in to solve a chronic electricity crisis in the strip, using renewable energy technologies to save the Palestinian territory from darkness.

“The region has a resource that can be harnessed: an average of 320 days of sunshine a year, making solar energy an ideal source of electricity production,” Mashharawi said.