Born in a locality where there is zero importance given to education, especially that of a girl child, Sarika’s family unit is her mentally disturbed mother and two elder brothers. While one brother Avinash is married and runs a tea stall, the other stays with an uncle in Talegoan. Surviving on Avinash’s earnings, things had become difficult for the family after their father passed away due to liver failure. Sarika harboured aspirations of being a nurse and with the intervention of the Trust, this dream is close to becoming a reality. After completing her 12th grade, she was granted admission at the WIT Nursing Institute in Panvel. All the while running the house, as her mother is not capable.
At present she has enrolled for the MC-CIT Course at the JeevanAsha Community Centre.