Volunteering Weekend at Cuckoo Forest School, Feb 4-5

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own!
A great weekend volunteering at குக்கூ குழந்தைகள் வெளி ( Cuckoo Movement for Children) , Cuckoo Forest School near Singarapettai - a community set up close to nature with a vision to teach children a sustainable way of living through traditional farming, eco house building, natural cloth weaving, arts and dance. Cuckoo welcomes anyone to come visit and volunteer at the school!

Do join us as we visit this wonderfully community periodically in the near future.

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குக்கூ குழந்தைகள் வெளி ( Cuckoo Movement for Children) Cuckoo Forest School ! 

Story of Cuckoo in their own words

We are from the Cuckoo Movement for Children. It was started by a group of friends in 2004. Our objective — letting children discover themselves. We mostly work with little ones from rural Tamilnadu, who lack the opportunities that children from urban environments take for granted. We introduce them to Nature, good books and movies. We tell them stories, play with them, draw and paint with them, introduce them to the colorful world of photography, traditional folk arts, music, martial arts, theater, and also engage them in exciting discussions on socio-political and environmental issues. We wish to bring out the inherent spark in every child. And more than anything, we want to learn from them, for their world is the most beautiful place on earth.

We have established libraries across Tamil Nadu, where local volunteers work with children from the area. Our libraries are not just a place to read – it’s a place for kids to meet on a regular basis. We have nurseries attached to the libraries where children raise saplings using seeds they collect themselves, plant them in their localities and tend to them. 

Hey, we want you to note that we aren’t an NGO. We are just a bunch of happy friends, who absolutely adore children and everything related to them.

Here is a nice video by the school :



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