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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39

Libraries established

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85,000+

Books delivered

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12,000+

Children served

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278

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.

Inauguration of our 40th Library!

Our library number 40! Woohooo!! Located at SDN Sering, Sumbawa Besar, our 40th library looks very nice with its neat bookshelves and thousands of children books that are ready to be enjoyed by the students in that school. The library is also decorated with such big...
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Our Newly Relocated Library in Sumbawa Besar!

It's a sunny morning in Sumbawa Besar, a good sign to start the day! Today is a big day for Taman Bacaan Pelangi , because we are inaugurating our two new libraries in Sumbawa Besar! Yeayyyy!! The first library is actually a relocation of our old library, that was...
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Thank You, Astra Runners!

Sunday, November 13, 2016 is a very good day for Rainbow Reading Gardens as we received donation from Astra Runners Community, on its third anniversary celebration at World Trade Center 2, Jakarta. The rain falling down that morning did not lessen even an inch the...
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A Library Belonging to All of Us

To find resolutions to problems in education is the responsibility all of us have to bear. By “us”, I mean all stakeholders in the education sector, including principals, teachers, parents, community and the Department of Education. Education used to be regarded as...

When Cepuk Learns to Fly

The second trip to Tomara has brought a new and distinct story. A second visit is likely to offer a sharper view and more fruitful perspective. Those which were previously invisible are often becoming vivid during this time. It was almost a year ago since my first...

Volunteer’s Diary: Hello Miss, Good Morning!

I spent two weeks in a beautiful  Werang village, two hours drive by car and three by local bus from Labuan Bajo,  Flores.  I worked for Taman Bacaan Pelangi. What a long name you have…in the library at the primary school of headmaster Hendrikus. I also stayed in his...

Long Live Papagarang!

It all begins with Monica. Probably one of the most enthusiastic Indonesians I've ever met. Her passion for children and their literacy and education is highly contagious. After a 30 minute catch up at the Gardena Hotel, I'm already completely and utterly hooked in...

Welcoming our new team members!

Please join us in welcoming our new team members! Ahmad Reza Fakhruroji, Project Manager   Reza previously worked as an engineer for environmental consultants and EPC contractors company. He also used to work for the “Indonesia Mengajar” as Pengajar Muda and was...

We’re Hiring! Looking for: Project Manager & Project Coordinators

Taman Bacaan Pelangi (TBP), a not-for-profit organization focusing on establishing children’s libraries in the Eastern region of Indonesia, has been chosen as the School Library Technical Assistance Partner by Room to Read. For this three-year of collaboration project...

Two Rainbows for Raja Ampat, West Papua

Before I begin to write my story, I must tell you that this journey was very personal to me. 5 years ago I left Raja Ampat, West Papua, a place that I hold dearly and consider my home. Now after 5 long years and a long feverish night at Puncak Jaya, I am back. I first...

Volunteer’s Diary: Leaving Kondas

I have now been in Kondas for seven weeks and I think it’s time to admit that I have, completely and utterly, embraced my Manggarai self. Seriously.   I haven’t cared this little about how I look, what I wear or how I act since I was in Primary School....

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)