In addition to serving its international student population, one founding member accepted the challenge of giving criminal youth a second chance, offering them the opportunity to create happy, purposeful lives. These youth live on campus in separate quarters. Within a self-supporting small group of teachers, they are loved until they learn to love and respect themselves. The experiment resulted in developing ethical, productive members of society and continues to thrive to date.
This is a courageous, innovative model of holistic education reinforced by the forward thinking of its founders. Its motto “The World Needs Teachers” is glorified by the caliber of educator its program produces. Its’ promotional slogan reflects its purpose. It reads, “One teacher can change a life. Many teachers can change a world”. Training enough teachers to change the world is its hope. To learn more visit: http://www.dns-tvind.dk
In Tvind, Ulfborg, Denmark, in 1972, an essential teachers’ training school was established by an extraordinary determined community who, against all odds, first built the world’s tallest windmill with all recycled mechanical parts. It stands today as a model for the world. International in scope, this college is a descendent of the Folk or people schools started in Denmark in 1925 with roots dating back to 1844.
Traveling by bus to Africa and European countries, camping and experientially learning first-hand what is needed as teachers, 16 students and their mentor plan and execute this essential phase of their education. It awards a bachelor of pedagogy degree through its affiliate One World University in Mozambique, Africa. Tuition based, built into its design is the means for each student to fund their tuition and expenses. DNS operates from a spacious biophilic environmental campus located in a rural area in the far north of Denmark, powered solely by its infamous windmill. It succeeds in producing intelligent, savvy, and compassionate educators sorely needed to redirect humanity’s misguided course.