The Thot-Worldwide Foundation, Theatre for Education was set up in 2009, at the instigation of Maarten Bootsma. The foundation aims to:
“Open up social and societal issues for discussion and provide transparency for the target group ‘youth (12-18 years) and adults’ by means of educational and interactive theatre performances anywhere in the world, and in particular, in developing countries.”
After an interview with one of the victims of Kony, the next project arose: ‘Help women in Uganda grow old without pain’. In Northern Uganda, there are many women whose faces were severely mutilated by rebels during the war. Their ears and lips were cut off. Every day these women suffer and fight for their existence. Their dream is to grow old free of pain.