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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58

Libraries established

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109,500+

Books delivered

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16,000+

Children served

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442+

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.

Taman Bacaan Pelangi is on Vidi Aldiano’s “Definisi Bahagia” Video Clip

Taman Bacaan Pelangi is on Vidi Aldiano's "Definisi Bahagia" video clip! Whoaaaa!! Check it out, guys! We can't stop smiling watching this video. Our tears drop seeing the facial expressions of the kids. The sparks in their eyes, the happy laughters on their cute...
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Coverage of Ambassadors of Rainbow Reading Gardens Event at KOMPAS

One of the biggest and prominent media in Indonesia, KOMPAS, covered the Ambassadors of Rainbow Reading Gardens event on its Education and Culture section, entitled "Jendela Mimpi Anak Indonesia Timur" ("Windows to Eastern Indonesian Child's Dreams) on Sunday, June...
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Fundraising for #BebasButaHuruf Program at Kitabisa.com

To help eradicate illiteracy rate in Eastern Indonesia, especially in East Nusa Tenggara, Rainbow Reading Gardens is launching a program called #BebasButaHuruf. According to the data from the Ministry of Education & Culture of Republic of Indonesia, provinces in...
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Keep Shining, Little Friends!

When I heard Ambassadors of Rainbow Reading Gardens (#DutaBacaTBPelangi), I was excited to see kids from Rainbow Reading Gardens libraries across a number of islands in Indonesia come to and gather at Labuan Bajo, Flores, NTT. This event will be Rainbow Reading...

Puyo Desserts & Vidi Aldiano Launch Peduli Anak Indonesia Campaign

Puyo Desserts and Vidi Aldiano launch Peduli Anak Indonesia campaign to support Taman Bacaan Pelangi. What is the campaign all about? Eugenie Patricia and Adrian Agus, the Co-Founders of Puyo Desserts, and Vidi Aldiano, a famous Indonesian singer, decide to launch...

Job Vacancy: Project Manager & Project Coordinator

Are you passionate in education and longing to be part of something meaningful, contributing to the betterment of education in Indonesia, making this country a better place to live in for the next generation? If yes, then these vacant positions might be the answer for...

Inaugurating the 58th TBP Library at SDN Rangga Watu, Flores, NTT

Saturday, May 20, 2017 is a day to remember for Rainbow Reading Gardens family. This day was Indonesia National Day of Resurgence as well as the inauguration day of the 58th Rainbow Reading Gardens library at SDN Rangga Watu, Mbeliling Subdistrict, West Manggarai,...

Reaping Hope at SD Inpres Harapan, Papua

The first time I heard the name of this school, I smiled to myself. This school's name is SD Inpres Harapan. As I heard 'harapan' (or hope), I believe that there is no chance of giving up. Or, there will always be chances for what we hope for. Something like that....

“Hari ini Sa Baca, Besok Sa Pimpin Papua”

“Today I read, tomorrow I lead Papua”, that was the quote written on one wall of Rainbow Reading Gardens library at SD YPK (Yayasan Pendidikan Kristen) Kanda, Waibu District, West Sentani, Jayapura Regency, Papua. When I first visited the school, the library building...

Exploring Eastern Indonesia : BANDA NAIRA

"Rez, you're going to Banda Neira, is that okay?" said Mbak Nila to me last month. Banda Neira, if we google, leads to the news reporting the split of a Indonesian Duo under the same name. We need to scroll down the page, and even go to the next page to find out where...

What About Being Fair?

It was one afternoon at Komodo Kampong pier at Komodo Island when I finished conducting a workshop at SDN Pulau Komodo to establish a child-friendly Rainbow Reading Gardens library. I had a talk with a sixth grader who, also, just finished his afternoon ritual during...

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)