Founding President & CEO
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An entrepreneur at heart, Tim is a South Carolina resident with a passion for travel and adventure. Over the past decade, Tim has established international business in Southeast Asia, affording him the opportunity to see many places where the affects of child mal-treatment, trafficking and forced child labor left their mark on his heart.
Because of the great needs of 'children at risk' in third world countries and his involvement with survivors of child abuse and trauma, Tim set his sights on making a difference in the lives of children in need. His desire is to ELEVATE these little ones out of difficult situations, add value to their lives through EDUCATION and EMPOWER them to help lead their villages and communities into a better future.
Creative and compassionate, Tim enjoys helping people and serves as the Founding President and CEO for LoHI, consistently pursuing opportunities to rally future generations around service.
Randolph A. Collins
Steven R. Brown
Dr. Garry James
Director of Program Development
Karen H. Collins
Health & Healing Director
In April 2003, trips were made to Cambodia, laying the groundwork for this important work.
LoHI was granted it’s 501c(3) non-profit status from the IRS in 2005, making all donations tax deductible.
In 2006, the Cambodian government granted LoHI it’s NGO (Non Government Organization) status giving LoHI a protected, legal presence in the country. This opened the door for our practical work to begin.
Presently, Battambang is the home of LoHI’s Vocational Center. Daily, our center thrives with knowledge-hungry students. The center provides English language education, vocational skills training, counseling, and community building cultural activities. Students receive food and medical care 12 hours a day, five days a week from 7am to 7pm. Our relationships with our students allow us to become actively involved in research and advocacy efforts as we seek to address the causes that put children "at risk."
LoHI's Elementary School is in a remote village near the city of Poipet. Poipet is the known as the "gateway" for child trafficking in Southeast Asia. LoHI provides much needed teachers and supplies to educate these children that were not receiving any education and help the villagers learn more about the luring practices of child traffickers.
The need to expand is urgent as LoHI continues to impact these cities through bridge building efforts with the government, local schools, and villages.