Despite its poor reputation and ongoing accusations of fraud, scores of public bodies, corporate donors and even government departments are giving large sums of money to the Teachers Group.
That is because the Teachers Group operates under so many different names and through so many intermediary companies, that bodies making donations have no idea who they are really dealing with.
A little due diligence should reveal that Planet Aid, for example, and Humana People-to-People are part of the Teachers Group. But governments and business have failed to do this.
Among the bodies to have unknowingly given multi-million dollar support to the Teachers Group is the US Department of Agriculture, which made massive donations in Food for Education and the programmes.
Johnson & Johnson has also effectively given large sums to the Teachers Group by supporting its TCE aids programmes in Southern Africa – even though TCE is clearly under Teachers Group control.
Here is a list of some of the recent supporters, according to Teachers group charities: Mitsubishi, Nokia, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Bayer, Philips, Nike, Carrefour and Intermarche. There are many others.