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?

Fælleseje

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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Timeline

1960s: Amdi Petersen founds radical commune in Odense, Denmark

1967-69: Petersen travels on hippie trail to India and twice around the world, conceives the idea of alternative school system

1969: First ‘Travelling Folk High School’ (DRH School) opens, Fanø Island, Denmark

1970: Inauguration of the ‘U Group’, precursor of the Teachers Group

1972: ‘Necessary Teachers Training College’ (DNS) opens, Tvind, Denmark

1977: Second hand clothes collections begin and UFF founded, Denmark.  Inauguration of Fælleseje (‘Common Ownership Trust’).

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‘Fælleseje’ earns millions from Tvind’s schools in Denmark

Ever since its inception in the 1970s, the Teachers Group has run a multimillion-dollar foundation in Denmark called Den Selvejende Institution Fælleseje (The Self-Governing Institution Communal Ownership) — for short: Fælleseje (pronounced like FAIL-us-eye).

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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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