15 year old Sarika Kumari from Bihar was a bright student from the 9th grade. She loved going to school and wanted to continue her education. However, her dreams were crushed when she was forced to drop out of school as her parents wanted to get her married.
CRY America supported project Disha Vihar, learned about the issue. They intervened and sensitized them on the effects of child marriage and its impact on the life of Sarika. They created awareness about the legal implications of child marriage and convinced both the families to call off the marriage.
Thanks to these efforts now Sarika is back to school, studying in 11th standard and is also pursuing Basic computer course!