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?

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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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Lars’s story: I was in the USA, and I was in a cult

Lars, 2003: It took me two years to be able to write this.  I haven’t been able to deal with all the emotions since I drove off the hill at IICD, Williamstown in the summer of 1998 …

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Zahara Heckscher: Volunteered with IICD in Zambia

Our first day in the field, we were approached by a group of Zambian farmers who told us that the project had stolen their land. We [later] discovered that the Zambian workers on the project were applying pesticides on the project’s garden, without training or protective gear.

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