A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

A dossier on the Tvind Teachers Group. Are Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement and DAPP siphoning off cash through tax havens? Is it a cult?

Schools and Colleges

Tvind’s social education empire under Danish media spotlight

An investigation by the Danish newspaper Kommunen has revealed that municipalities in Denmark pay millions to send troubled youths and vulnerable adults to group homes, private schools and other facilities with strong ties to Tvind.

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BBC exposé of Tvind’s UK school for aid workers

Ex CICD student: “There’s nothing. There’s no information ― nothing.  You’re constantly kept busy, and then you’re sent out on the streets ― in Hull or northern towns ― to fund-raise.  By that I mean selling magazines.  And literally begging in the streets.”

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An ‘alternative’ education system that is also a business

The Teachers Group began as an alternative education system, so it’s no surprise that it runs literally hundreds of schools, colleges and educational institutes all over the world.

The schools are of various types and follow an education ‘programme’.  But in the light of the Teachers Group’s huge offshore financial network, perhaps these schools and colleges serve a another purpose too.

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Tvind’s ‘Travelling Folk High Schools’ worldwide

Tvind’s ‘travelling folk high schools’ were created in the 1970s to send teachers and students together to Third World countries, hoping to help the poor.  Known as the ‘DRH Movement’ (Den Rejsende Højskole in Danish), the schools have elicited many complaints from former students, with allegations ranging from low standards of ‘training’ to dire living conditions, unreasonable work hours, bullying and even a ‘cult-like’ atmosphere. 

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Planet Aid “plagiarizing educational blogs”

Planet Aid is plagiarizing educational blogs.  Planet Aid is a large used-clothing enterprise that says it  ‘supports international development’ by collecting old clothes thrown out by American families and, among other things, promoting children’s ‘education’.

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Teachers Group fooled Danish state to pay for China expansion

The Danish Business Authority was duped by the TG’s foundation in Denmark when in 2007 it donated $333,000 to a TG expansion project in China.  The DBA was told the money was for 25 people to “improve their skills in the Chinese language, society and culture” in order to oversee “development projects in China.”

We’ve obtained a letter, allegedly by two TG leaders, who reveal the project’s true purpose.

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Court orders Tvind school to compensate exploited employees

The Danish High Court has ordered a Tvind school to pay 1.1 million Danish kroner (nearly $200,000) for severe exploitation of four former employees, who say they were paid to work 37 hours a week, but often worked 70 hours, sometimes even longer.

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