The Teacher’s Group
This web site is about a political and non-religious cult called the Tvind Teachers Group.
What is the Tvind Teachers Group?
It appears to be a regular humanitarian body, but behind the façade is an extreme political movement, which is covertly being financed by an unsuspecting public through individual donations of cash and clothing collected on the streets of European and American cities.
It is also accused of siphoning off millions of dollars from government, corporate and philanthropic sources, and passing the funds into its own secret offshore accounts.
An apparent charity
The Teachers Group (TG) is the controlling body of the broader Tvind organisation. The TG is the owner and beneficiary of a number of well-known international charities — whose clothing collection bins could be in your community — including Humana People-to-People, Planet Aid, the Gaia Movement Trust, UFF and DAPP.
Further afield, it owns and organises private schools, educational institutes, volunteer programmes and recycling enterprises in the Third World, has subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, and headquarters in Mexico, Switzerland, Zimbabwe and Denmark.
Over a hundred offshore accounts
But there is a covert side to the Teachers Group. Much of its huge multimillion-dollar income — a high proportion of which is public money — is covertly channelled through more than 100 offshore shell companies in more than a dozen tax havens. It has secretly used the money to buy scores of profitable landholdings and invested in dozens of businesses.
In 2001, police in Denmark launched a criminal investigation into the group’s leader, Mogens Amdi Petersen (pictured above), and an inner circle of senior TG members.
Leaders wanted by Denmark, and listed by Interpol
Today its leaders are wanted by the judicial authorities of Denmark for “aggravated” embezzlement and tax evasion, and are fugitives listed in the ‘Red Notices’ section of Interpol’s website.
Now read on
A ‘humanitarian charity’ with more than 100 offshore companies, and leaders listed by Interpol? Incredible. Read on.
Danish police case summary – ‘Exhibit C’ (The Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic Crime, Holstebro, Denmark) November 2001
FBI Report on Tvind (USA) June 2001
List of Humanitarian Fund members 1987-1999 (Danish court documents)
Report on UFF for SIDA, Swedish Development Office (The Valdelin Report. 1991) (We are searching for a copy of this document)
Danish Court papers – transcripts of evidence (in Danish)
(Too many pages to post, but we can make PDF keyword searches on request)
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’).