A contribution to the Oral History of the People of Sri Lanka. This movie is part of the resilience series. In the voice of a teacher in Jaffna, we hear a story of survival, determination to maintain schools, education and sit exams despite the theatre of war. This story is told by Mr. Somanathan and listened to by Gaya Fernando who created this amateur movie on her macbook using the images she took with a very ordinary Sony digital camera on this first journey to the peninsula of Jaffna in August 2011. The only object of this initiative is to pay tribute to a people who have weathered colonialism, long ethnopolitical conflict, terrorism, poverty, fear, international stigmatisation, ethnic stigmatisation, stereotyping and personal pain, loss and grief as well as the horror of a Tsunamis in 2004 Dec as well as a conclusion of military conflict in 2009 May at a very high human cost and are now picking up the pieces of war and economic hardship with an extraordinary resilient survival. This is a tribute to our people and looking towards a united future as many peoples in one nation.