Given my intended career direction, I was seeking opportunities to gain experience in international development at community level. This is exactly what RUDEC offers along with the freedom to manage your own work. A lot of organisations charge a lot for excursions to developing countries and have a strict program to follow, but the beauty of RUDEC is that you can go out there without breaking the bank and take charge of your own project while still having support at the same time.
It’s a great experience of what the developing world is really like, and great for personal and professional development. Also, I never experienced any issues with safety and security. A lot of people who don’t know the country might just immediately associate it with insecurity, but Cameroon is a peaceful country and there shouldn’t be any trouble.