In the slums, the cycle of poverty is on autopilot -- illiteracy being the root-cause of this engine. To stop, or even slow down this engine would require lots of energy. However, we have found a soft spot that does the trick. Ultimately, parents do not want their children to follow their footsteps. We focused on convincing the parents that education is paramount for the change. We tell them that the change comes with a cost. They will have to give up on sending their children to work to augment their income. For the most part, we find them ready for it. We partner with the parents for the ultimate good of the community.