Retired primary school principal Padraic McKeon has volunteered with VSO Ireland three times, in South Sudan, Myanmar and most recently on an Irish Aid funded project in Uganda. Here, he outlines his motivations for initially taking the plunge and why he has no regrets.
‘Sudan? That’s a trouble-spot, isn’t it?
‘Is it very hot out there?’
‘You’re a brave man.’
‘I’d love to do it – sometime.’