It is the first DREAM center to be 100% solar powered: it is not connected to the national electricity grid and has no generators, relying on a photovoltaic system that can be upgraded at a later time if the need arises. (. . .)
A new agreement was signed on 15 March between the Japanese Embassy and the Community of Sant’Egidio for the construction of a new DREAM center in the city of Dubreka, located about 60 kilometers from the country’s capital, Conakry. The suburban area of Conakry is undergoing an intensive urban development program which is slowly enveloping the city in the urban fabric. (. . .)
DREAM has been present in Guinea for more than 10 years in the fight against AIDS. DREAM’s approach has always been to put the patient first, man and woman not as a disease, but as a person, each with their own needs and characteristics. The treatment of AIDS and its subsequent related diseases has allowed many people to understand how it is possible to live a good life even with AIDS, and women to give birth to healthy children and to preserve their energy in order to take care of them. (. . .)
2015 has been the hottest year since 1880, when the temperatures started to be recorded. Hotter than the previous record set by 2014.
It won by quite a margin, and for the first time the global temperature is 1°C higher than the one recorded in the preindustrial era. Furthermore the WMO stated that this trend has not stopped in the first months of 2016. (. . .)
About thirty people meet under a paillote to talk and listen. Some are Christian, most of them are Muslim. They have known each other for years and they are friends. They are mostly women. Once a month some of them visit a prison in the suburbs where about one hundred men are clumped together in a single room. When they manage to find clothes or food they bring some to them, but they often find themselves empty-handed. (. . .)