Gibson has earned the right to retire. For years he worked as a welder just outside of Mwanza, Tanzania. He is a master at his craft, taking great pride in the work that he does.
But Gibson knows the reality that 80% of the people living around him are unemployed. He sees the fatherless homes, the young men with nowhere to turn, nobody to turn to. He believes that if men like him don't step up and mentor the next generation, the cycle of poverty will never be broken.
That’s why Gibson loads up his welding tools every week and travels to the Anglican Igoma Student Center. He spends hours training teens there to weld. But even more than that, he encourages them, challenges them and mentors them. For many being raised in broken homes, he is even a father figure.
“He has the heart for children,” says the Compassion center director. “When he gives his time, when he gives his knowledge, when he gives his precious tools, he is doing that because he is compassionate with children.”