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.

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...
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‘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...
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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,...
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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,...

Teacher enthusiasm on #BebasButaHuruf Workshop

Apart from providing access to high quality reading books, Taman Bacaan Pelangi also held a workshop to increase literacy competency, which named #BebasButaHuruf workshop, located at Exotic Hotel, Labuan Bajo on 24-25 July 2017. This workshop was attended by 15...

Rainbow Reading Gardens Landed in Sorong, West Papua

This year may be one of the best years for Rainbow Reading Gardens as an organization. How is it not? This year, there will be more child friendly libraries established for children in the Eastern Indonesia, including Papua. Yay!! After inaugurating two libraries in...

Amazing Race for Amazing Kids

The Reading Ambassadors of Rainbow Reading Gardens, an event organized by Travel Sparks and supported by Agoda, was memorable for me as a Project Coordinator. I remembered the moment Mbak Nila appointed me as the PIC of the program, I said yes immediately even when I...

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...

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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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)