Many Gentiana children bear heavily the consequences of extreme poverty, their parents' behavior, domestic violence. One kind of first aid is the Gentiana Mentorship Program. Groups of five or six children from the upper classes regularly discuss their everyday problems with a teacher, with astonishing openness, by the way. The children realize that others have to cope with the same difficulties, they exchange tips and advice. And above all, they realize that the school takes these needs of the children seriously and helps, and in the case of traumatized children is ready to involve professionals if the children wish.