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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62

Libraries established

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115,500+

Books delivered

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16,810+

Children served

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500+

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.

The boys are back to Flores!

It’s summer break at the University! For Lukas, Leon and me (Henrik), the plan was crystal clear - we wanted to go back to the places where we lived for one year: The island of Flores. Back when we volunteered for Taman Bacaan Pelangi - Rainbow Reading Gardens, we...

Develop a sustainable child-friendly library

On 1-7 October 2017, Taman Bacaan Pelangi team participated in library management workshops and library periods. Taman Bacaan Pelangi team which was represented by Adhimas, Dewi, Riri and Jeje. The training was also attended by representatives from the district...

Playful Learning

There’s a 1st time for everything. This is a story about my first time being a Project Coordinator with TBPelangi. 1st time developing a child friendly library. 1st time exploring a completely new world in which i have zero to none experience but full on passion as my...

Gunung Agung donates books for Taman Bacaan Pelangi

In order to celebrate Gunung Agung 64th anniversary, on September 7, donated 320 books to Taman Bacaan Pelangi. These donation books are given by Mr. Topan Suryo as the Chairman of the committee of the anniversary Gunung Agung celebration and received by Rosni Rinca...

MALL CIPUTRA JAKARTA SHARE HAPPINESS WITH KIDS IN TBP KANDA

Today is the most memorable day for children Rainbow Reading Garden SDK YPK Kanda, Sentani Barat, Papua . How come? They make new friends. Hooray !!! Ciputra Mall Jakarta team who became the main sponsor of their library came to visit the school today. Yeay ! Team...

Developing Interest in Reading via Book Competition

To celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence, Rainbow Reading Gardens in collaboration with Gramedia held a writing competition called Big Book Competition. The objective of this activity is to improve the reading and writing ability as well as...

‘Reading’ Before Decoding

As a part of the library development program by Rainbow Reading Gardens, I have to deliver a number of issues to the school to raise their awareness on the importance of developing the habit of reading. I often receive comments from teachers as well as principals...

Merdeka High Tea for Charity

This afternoon, Sofia At The Gunawarman holds the "East Meets West" Merdeka High Tea for Charity event to support Taman Bacaan Pelangi. The event is so lovely. Being a fancy restaurant, Sofia looks even more elegant with table setting and tableware by Ghea Panggabean,...

Socialization of Child Friendly Library in Ende

Ende Regency is one of the largest regencies on the island of Flores. This regency is famous for its tolerant nature among its communities. Communities of different ethnic and religious backgrounds live side by side and harmoniously. Interestingly, in the cultural...

Student Volunteer : “Ma’am… Please Do Not Fire Me”

One of the different issues to highlight in the library development program with Rainbow Reading Gardens is the involvement of every part in the school community, including principal, teachers, school committee as well as students. During the library establishment,...

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)