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?

The Business

Used Clothes

Volunteering

  • 2006 report exposes Tvind’s northern California operations

    2006 report exposes Tvind’s northern California operations

    A hard-hitting 2006 investigation by San Francisco's CBS 5 News exposes ‘Gaia Movement USA’, a used clothing collector then active in the Bay Area, and a related ‘volunteer training school’ called Campus California.
  • Aid Workers at Tvind-linked DAPP Malawi sue for back pay

    Aid Workers at Tvind-linked DAPP Malawi sue for back pay

    "[Americans] should know the Teachers Group has used [U.S. taxpayers'] money in a way that was not the intended purpose, where ... they want to help poor farmers, they want to help Africans.  It’s not …
  • Does the TG make money from its projects abroad?

    Does the TG make money from its projects abroad?

    Hundreds of foreign aid schemes in Africa, India and other parts of the developing world are actually run by the Teachers Group. These projects attract millions of dollars in funding from business, international corporations, governments, charities, wealthy …
  • Fact file:  Humana People-to-People

    Fact file: Humana People-to-People

    Humana People-to-People (HPP) is a ‘development charity’ founded in the 1970s by Amdi Petersen and the original members of the Tvind Teachers Group. It collects used clothing — ‘for foreign aid and environment projects’ — using …
  • News:  Two new African countries join the ’empire’

    News: Two new African countries join the ’empire’

    The Tvind Teachers Group 'empire' has grown even bigger with the addition of two new countries in Africa. Humana People to People (HPP) is now firmly established in...

Schools

  • Tvind’s social education empire under Danish media spotlight

    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.
  • BBC exposé of Tvind’s UK school for aid workers

    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 …
  • An ‘alternative’ education system that is also a business

    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 …
  • Tvind’s ‘Travelling Folk High Schools’ worldwide

    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), …
  • Planet Aid “plagiarizing educational blogs”

    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'.

Properties

  • Tvind’s fugitive kingpin filmed while shopping in Mexico

    Tvind’s fugitive kingpin filmed while shopping in Mexico

    WHAT A SAVINGS!  the Danish newspaper, BT, has published a video of Interpol-listed fugitive and Tvind leader, Amdi Petersen, and two of his top aides shopping at a Costco supermarket in Ensenada, on Mexico’s Baja …
  • Fact File: how the TG bought a tax-haven property empire

    Fact File: how the TG bought a tax-haven property empire

    The Teachers Group owns hundreds of thousands of acres of valuable agricultural land in the Caribbean, Central America, South America and elsewhere in the developing world. Much of it was secretly bought using Cayman Islands …
  • A list of TG farms and plantations worldwide

    A list of TG farms and plantations worldwide

    Main Teachers Group agricultural landholdings: Brazil - Fazenda Jatoba ( 88,000 hectares) Belize - bananas, citrus fruit and shrimps Ecuador - banans El Salvador - bananas
  • Luxury apartments, beachside villas and an ocean-going yacht

    Luxury apartments, beachside villas and an ocean-going yacht

    In addition to its extensive Caribbean and Central American landholdings, the Teachers Group has spent handsomely on property and ships for itself. Its extraordinary architect-designed Mexico headquarters, TG Pacifico, is rumoured to have cost around …
  • Some Teachers Group’s properties worldwide

    Some Teachers Group’s properties worldwide

    TG Pacifico, Mexico - Teachers Group HQ.  Incredible, temple-like campus and 300-room 'conference centre' in the desert near Ensanada. Heavily guarded, entry by invitation only. Humana People-to-People HQ, Zimbabwe - modernist building at Shamva 30 km from …

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