Retired primary principal teacher Padraic McKeon from Co. Mayo has volunteered with VSO Ireland on three occasions – in South Sudan, Myanmar and most recently on an Irish Aid funded programme in Uganda. Through training teachers and improving education services, Padraic’s work has supported sustainable change in some of the world’s poorest communities. Here, he discusses the decision to first volunteer in South Sudan, what his role involved and why he has no regrets.
Volunteering with VSO for the first time
‘Sudan? That’s a trouble-spot, isn’t it?