The school

The confrontation with poverty, in all its variety is a real schooling.  There are people who have tried a hundred times to stop drinking, each time with a certain amount of success, but who still end up grounded.  Some have been helped by different social services, but still manage to be out of order with their papers.  There are children, parents and grandparents who have been abandonded by their nearest relatives.

A solution to these problems doesn't exist.  Sometimes one can only try to help carry the pain, the sorrow and the loneliness. 

Medicine, theories, therapies barely offer solace.  They need someone who says "hello", who smiles or jokes.  Someone who has time and who has opened his heart, letting them know they're worth it, showing acceptance and respect.