THE worst form of domestic violence in the case of teacher Jennifer Yuni Rame is to be shot at point blank range by her husband, then a prominent politician, 10 years ago.
He shot and wounded her without saying a word while she was teaching in a remote school in West Sepik Province.
Ms Rame underwent 10 hours of surgery, received 72 stitches and was hospitalised for the next two years.
She was forced to retrench on medical grounds after the ordeal but in 2010 she was recalled by the Teaching Service Commission to take up teaching again.
During the past four years, she has accepted the lowest paid teaching position in the remote and run-down schools of West Sepik and Northern Provinces, just so that she can continue doing what she loves the most.
"I have gone back to the classroom to encourage children to see there is life beyond the one they can see," she said.
"I want to see all the children of this nation to prosper and advance.
"The opportunity of imparting knowledge to the students is what keeps me going all the time," Ms Rame said.
She is badly scarred and with disabilities but is helping the community at her current school to rebuild their school.
She hopes to accomplish this through an income generating project for parents to produce virgin coconut oil so that they can send their children to schools.
Last week Ms Rame was awarded the 8th annual CPL Pride of PNG education role model award 2014 for her contribution in education, despite her traumatic personal experience.
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