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?

Volunteers abroad

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.

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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 like that. They’re helping somebody who is in Mexico building mansions.”

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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 individuals and public donations.

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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 volunteers recruited through Tvind... read more

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…

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Opinion: The volunteering business

The Teachers Group attracts volunteers from across the world to work on foreign development projects.

What many fail to understand is that they will have to ‘train’ with the Teachers Group first.


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Chelsea’s story: IICD Michigan was ‘disorganised and poorly run’

“I am currently a volunteer at IICD Michigan [since renamed One World Center].  I’m leaving tomorrow though for many reasons. [August 2009]

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Volunteering for Humana – who wins?

How the Tvind Teachers Group Exploits Developing CountriesThe Tvind Teachers Group, which describes itself as ‘humanitarian’ and controls many apparent charities, has spent 30 years building up a large and immensely profitable shadow business in developing countries... read more

Valentina’s story: the CICD in Hull ‘the worst experience’

Well, I just came back from the CICD in Hull with the worst experience feedback of my life. I totally confirm all of the facts that you wrote about …

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James: I wasted 4 months at Tvind ‘hellhole’

2002:  ‘I am writing to you to detail my experiences as a Tvind survivor. This is for two main reasons; firstly and foremostly to try to warn others of the Tvind / Humana….

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