This is a tale of paedophilia and questionable organizations. As such, it is rich in potential litigation, particularly in the litigation capital of the world, the UK. So, no allegations or even innuendo will be made beyond what appears to be substantiated.
ARK is mixed up in underprivileged and excluded children. It is involved in Eastern Europe in shifting children from orphanages into private care and some serious questions have been asked about this.
You can see who’s involved in ARK here. It controls Burlington Danes Academy in Hammersmith and Fulham, London, and is looking to control at least five more. They are currently looking at sponsoring an Academy school at the Wembley Sports Ground in Brent, London.
Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) is a UK-based educational charity. It says on its website that its “mission is to transform the lives of children who are victims of abuse, disability, illness, and poverty” .
ARK’s chairman is French hedge fund tycoon Arpad A. Busson . However, ARK’s connections with the hedge fund industry go deeper than the background of its chairman. Unusually for an educational charity, ARK chose the journal Hedge Fund Intelligence to advertise in late 2005 for a Programmes Director and Communications and Fundraising Director.
The advertisement stated that “ARK’s trustees [are] drawn predominantly from within the hedge fund industry”. 
An August 2005 bulletin published by the public sector union UNISON described ARK in unflattering terms:
A charity funded with millions made in City fund dealing wants to develop a network of city academies in the UK, modelled on American charter schools. The ludicrously named Absolute Return for Kids (ARK) has no experience of running education services in the UK and was recently thrown off an academy scheme in Islington North, London in June after the governors of one of the schools involved voted against.  (296KB PDF)
“Can this ‘venture philanthropist’ save our schools?“, The Observer, May 29, 2005.
UNISON Companies Update, Issue 40, August 2005 (296KB PDF).
Though ARK has no educational background, nevertheless, it has academies for underachieving and excluded children. Its funding agreement means it does not have to detail any public monies it receives and in the case of exclusion of students: the Local Governing Body is not expected to seek the advice of an LEA officer when considering an exclusion.
The chairman of ARK, as stated, is Arpad Busson, who is also chairman of EIM Group. Busson has affiliations with Arpad Pesch. Plesch was a mentor to Giovanni Agnelli, of Kissinger, Rockefeller and Berlusconi connection. Agnelli now brings in Rocky Ruggiero, of World Bank, Citigroup and Italian Euroscandal fame.
One of Ark’s trustees, Bernard Sabrier has his own charity Children Action and a partner of that is Bernard Kouchner. Kouchner himself is subject to allegations that he was involved in or at least knew of the KLA Organ Harvesting Atrocity. He was also involved in the lessening of penalties against a convicted paedophile.
When the news of his imprisonment for sexual perversions and corruption of minors reached France, the private jet of Bernard Kouchner landed in Romania to plead for his defence.
“He saved thousands of children, whereas all the armies fled”, said Mr Kouchner. Never, Ô never, we ever suspected Michel, on the contrary we entrusted hundreds and thousands of children to him. I do not regret it, I would entrust them to him tomorrow, as soon as he leaves prison.
Sounalet got away with four years of prison and a 600 euro fine . Kouchner was also involved in Zoe’s Ark:
Driss Déby, the Chadian President, has accused Zoe’s Ark of “kidnap, pure and simple”. Mr Déby has suggested that the charity intended to hand the children over to paedophiles or kill them and sell their organs – although neither allegation appears to have been substantiated by an investigation in France.
The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bernard Kouchner, set up a crisis team headed by Rama Yade, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Human Rights. She flew to Darfur and stated “We know absolutely nothing about how these children were gathered.
We don’t know their origins, their nationality or the reality of their family situation. Taking them like this is in my view illegal and irresponsible.” Sarkozy somewhat belatedly backed her up, and French police searched the Zoe’s Ark offices and Eric Breteau’s home.
French supporters of Zoe’s Ark said they had been in the region for two months, and claimed that both Kouchner and Yade knew about and agreed with the operation.
A piece on EIM, involved with ARK, notes:
EIM Group, chairman Jean-Pierre Etter, associated with Dutroux scandal, also associated with EIM Group, chairman Arpad Busson, chairman of ‘charity’ ARK, and running schools in the UK, helping with the eastern European ‘orphans’ and providing HIV/AIDS drugs to Africa, although the HIV virus has yet to be isolated.
Policemen, social workers and prominent public figures have been accused of belonging to a paedophile ring which indulged in a relentless campaign of physical and sexual abuse in children’s homes in North Wales.
The names of the alleged members of the ring have been given by witnesses in public sessions of the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal, but they have been suppressed by the tribunal’s chairman, Sir Ronald Waterhouse QC, who has threatened the media with High Court proceedings if they print them…
Those named to the tribunal include:
“A man who bears the same surname as a prominent Conservative supporter. Two witnesses have told the tribunal of a rich and powerful man who belonged to the alleged ring.
“The son of an influential peer who admitted to police that he had been having sex with an under-age boy from one of the homes. Despite his admission, he was never prosecuted.
… and so on.
In 1982 Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheimer) became Islington council leader. She became a close friend of Tony Blair, who lived in Islington, a few doors away from Hodge. In February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discovered evidence of sex abuse of children and reported it to a residents’ meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.
In May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies were told by Lyn Cusack, assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the abuse claims. On 1 May 1997 Tony Blair moved from Islington to Downing Street.
In June 2003 Mrs Hodge was made minister for Children. (Another minister under fire: call for Hodge to quit over child …)
Scallywag Magazine alleged that MI5 used to take foreign diplomats to the North Wales homes, give them boys to “play” with, secretly filmed them as they buggered, abused and tortured boys then kept the tapes as evidence. Over a dozen victims who complained of abuse by the paedophile ring ‘have met suspicious deaths’.
We can switch to the coverup in Belgium. Michel Nihoul was the person who allegedly organised orgies in a Belgian chateau. These Orgies allegedly were attended by a former European commissioner, judges, senior politicians, lawyers and policemen. Nihoul was one of the accomplices of Marc Dutroux.
In the 1980’s, Nihoul ran an ecology cult, called Eco Vie, through which he became friends for a time with the late Pym Fortuyn,a Dutch politician who was murdered. The organization itself served as a front for many of Nihoul’s criminal activities.
Nihoul was also involved in the earlier ‘L’Affaire Pinon’ a series of pedophile orgies managed by the wife of Dr. Pinon. The Nihoul expose raised fears among some of the Belgian elites, that the pedophile indictments would force the reopening of an earlier case, involving the 7th January 1986 murder of a Juan Mendez of Fabrique Nationale.
Regina Louf testified to the authorities about orgies at which she allegedly saw children tortured and murdered.
Michele Martin, Dutroux’s Wife, said:
“I have heard Marc personally telling Lelievre that he should bring a girl for Michel Nihoul. If I haven’t mentioned that before, that is because I’m afraid of that gang, I mean Nihoul, Marc Dutroux and others in Brussels. I mean well-placed individuals who Nihoul knew.
Coming back to ARK and one of its seemingly more innocuous ventures, the site states:
Teens and Toddlers would like to thank ARK and The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust for its ongoing support. Teens and Toddlers is a project of Children Our Ultimate Investment (UK).
ARK funds Teens and Toddlers , who are supported by The Psycho Synthesis and Education Trust. Teens and Toddlers (same as Children Our Ultimate Investment) was established by Laura Huxley, wife of eugenicist Aldous Huxley. Also known as ‘sustainability replication programmes’.
Interestingly, Haringey Council was on the list of councils suffering these replication programmes, which leads to BABY P and the fact that managers were over-ruling all the social workers and forcing the Police to climb down from the stance of child removal.
Teens and Toddlers projects include:
Our Ultimate Investment is to be actualized in six projects:
Prelude To Conception (Teens & Toddlers)
Reverence for Life
O Nobly Born!
Meeting the World
Project Caressing is pretty self-explanatory and it gets children [in no way connected with their parents] to experience touch sensations with their skin, usually with old people. This seems not dissimilar to the German health department recommendations that paedophilia is to be encouraged when it is only incest.
Originally exposed by Prodicus, this was questioned by former blogger Matt Murrell who seemed to think I was the one making the allegations. His defence was that, far from the German Health Department promoting paedophilia, they were merely saying it was OK. Huge difference.
The context for the quote that Lifesite pulled does not lead to a substantially different reading. (It is at the top of page 27 of the brochure). They encourage you to touch your young child’s genitalia and they encourage you to allow your child to explore your body.
The line they draw is this:
If you are doing this for your sexual gratification, you should stop. If you are doing it for the gratification of your child, it is ok.
Technically, that is not really pedophilia, since pedophilia is for the sexual gratification of the adult. But the physical touch is the same.
Many pedophiles do not see what they are doing as harmful to children. In fact, go to technorati and search for blogs that have linked to the Lifesite article. You will find at least one pedophile (I love little girls is his blog, I believe) who points to this article. NAMBLA’s site is full of links to these kinds of things.
And I’m sorry, I would not allow my children to touch me in that way and the discomfort with that has nothing to do with supposed sexual abuse. The suggestion that something is wrong with you for having such boundaries is sort of disturbing. As is the suggestion that you are doing harm to your children if you teach them to set boundaries on who may touch them where.
Dana quotes one of the kindergarten songs:
I suppose you could say it is about not creating taboos…no taboos at adults touching their children in a sexual manner.
The point is to make sure your child can enjoy his sexuality from a young age, meaning sexual contact among peers. Those are the “taboos” they are trying to destroy. You can see it in the song that Lifesite quoted, if you look a little further than where they cut it off:
When I look at my body and touch it
I always discover what all is unique to me
We have a vagina because we are girls.
It is here under the tummy
Between my legs.
It is not just there for urination,
And when I touch it, yes, yes,
Then it tickles very nice.
You can say, “No,”
You can say, “Yes,”
You can say, “Stop,” or
“Again, just like that.”
“I don’t like that.”
“I like that a lot.”
“Oho, do it more like that.”
I cannot imagine leading a roomful of kindergarteners in a song like that.
No and I’d like to know who the sicko was who composed that. The suggestion that it is quite OK to touch children sexually, as one commenter said and that the justification is that Germany has low rape rates is beyond mindboggling. To further suggest that any adult finding the whole idea of child sex obnoxious shows that the adult is hidebound, old-fashioned and is actually damaging the child, is quite staggering.
This youtube mentions mentions some of what is going on in UK schools, with external bodies getting involved. Most parents have no idea. T&T, by the way, ran courses at Findhorn, which brings us into the whole thing about the Gorean Gaia Maurice Strong business.
While no absolute connection can be established between all the different elements above, parents would still be well advised to sound the alarm when they note any sort of interference in education by external bodies that appear to have questionable connections.
Parents would be well advised to go into their child’s school and check what external groups or visitors are allowed into that school and what level of exposure their child has to these people and their programmes, especially if there is even the slightest suggestion of the touching of your child.