Millions of children in Eastern Indonesia do not have access to quality books

 

Let's change that

Taman Bacaan Pelangi

(Rainbow Reading Gardens)

We are a non-profit organisation working to establish children’s libraries
in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia since 2009.

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Our Impact

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132

Libraries established

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226,000+

Books delivered

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32,600+

Children served

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1,960+

Teachers trained

Our Libraries

Check out all the children’s libraries that Taman Bacaan Pelangi [Rainbow Reading Gardens] has stablished in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia.

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Our Programs

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Establish Children Libraries

We establish child-friendly libraries in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia. We work together with the local schools and transform their library into a child friendly learning environment that will foster the love of reading in each of the student.

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Capacity Building Workshops

We provide a series of capacity building workshops for the local teachers that enable them to have the skills and knowledge needed in nurturing the habit of reading on their students and promoting literacy in their village.

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Basic Literacy Course

In each of our library, reading activities are regularly conducted. Each class has reading activities weekly at the library, lead by the classroom’s teacher. Through reading activities, children will slowly grow the love of reading.

Pandemic being an opportunity to teach children on an inclusive basis

In recent months, since March – June, face-to-face learning is no longer effective. Many teachers have the initiative to come to visit student homes to simply ask the news and convey the teaching materials that have been left behind. In this new school year, learning...

Library Visits The Kids At Home

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in February 2019, schools in Indonesia has been closed due to preventing the spread of the virus among people and children. All of our school partners in eastern Indonesia automatically follow the decree from the Ministry of Education about...

An Open Letter Inviting Minister Nadiem Makarim to Visit Children in Eastern Indonesia

We recently learned a policy initiative spearheaded by the Minister of Education and Culture was turned back during implementation review because it would not reach children without electricity or access to the Internet. It should probably come as no surprise that the...

Mika and Her Noken

This book tells about Mika, a little girl of the Mee ethnic on Deiyai ​​island, Papua. Mika is very happy because tomorrow is her first day going to school. She starts to think, “What can I bring to school ? She comes in to the Honai, traditional house of Papua, and...

Reading Books With Children During Self Quarantine at Home

Due to the pandemic of Covid-19 around the world, many local government in Indonesia have decided to issue the "work and study from home" policy  in order to curb the spread of this virus. The local government in Ende regency, NTT is included. The schools have been...

Donation From ARA Boutique Fashion

We are forever grateful for the donation from ARA , a boutique fashion in Jakarta. The donation will be used to continue the Bebas Buta Huruf Project in Ende, NTT. What a beautiful day! We would like to express our gratitude to the team of Adeline Winjono, who...

Donation from Parkson Centro for One Library in Nagekeo

We are forever grateful for the donation from Parkson Centro, Jakarta. Through the EduCare program, they initiated to build a new child friendly library in eastern part of Indonesia with Taman Bacaan Pelangi. Yeayy!! The donation will be used to establish one child...

Donation from Mr. Kim Cannon for One Library in Raja Ampat

We are forever grateful for the personal donation from Mr. Kim Cannon. The donation will be used to establish one child friendly library in Raja Ampat, West Papua. Yeay! What a beautiful day! We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Kim Cannon and friends!...

Donation from Mendekor Indonesia for One Library in Sumba

We are forever grateful for the donation which we just received from Mendekor Anugerah Indonesia, a design interior business in Jakarta. The donation will be used to establish one child friendly library in Southwest Sumba, NTT. Yeay! What a beautiful day! We would...

Travel with a Cause

Want to visit our libraries and have a great holiday in Flores at the same time?

Contact Travel Sparks to make it happen!

In the News

NET. Lentera Indonesia (August 2014)
TV One - Aku Bangga (May 2015)
Trans7 - She Can! (May 2015)
DAAI TV - Mutiara Indonesia (April 2016)