Modern times has created modern connections. I spend more time on the net taking care of my friendships, then I do on the phone or in emails even. I watch as the younger generation spend even more time on the internet than I do. They can type faster than I can talk.
I know quite a few young people in school. Family. Friends. Friends of family. I am so proud of them. So scared for them. I know what it's like to cast yourself into the deep blue education system. Away from home. Away from everything that is comfortable and known to sink or swim. No one ever floats.
It was a hard, teeth gritting experience. One I would never have made it through without the love and support of my family and friends. I would tell myself to let it out, cry hard into my pillow till my eyes were swollen and red. Then wipe my face off. Square my shoulders. And put on my game face and go to class.
I did not always succeed. I was not the perfect student. I got kicked out after my first year. But without the faith and support that I received over the years. I would never have gotten to where I am today, I would never wiped off my face and marched out my door.
I believed in myself. Because there were so many others that believed in me. So many others that could see what I could not see. I was blind to my own adequateness.
I want to let all the other students have what I had. I want to contribute to success. And I want to let others contribute to success. So I created the Qalgi.