Today's reflection and rumination: how do we combine the following elements of critical, compassionate education, in a way that reflects the realities of the developing world and its educators: overburdened, under-resourced, and under-trained? Where is the confluence of popular pedagogy and its focus on critical reflection as the basis for learning, the value of compassion and empathy that educational systems should be instilling in young minds to create progressive future generations of leaders willing to tackle systemic issues in a sustainable, equitable manner, the enormous challenge of introducing change into systems designed to resist innovation, through the modalities of true task-based learning-by-doing. Ie: going out into the community and acting, not mandating education for the inside of concrete buildings.