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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112

Libraries established

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207,500+

Books delivered

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30,000+

Children served

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1,300+

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.

Book Delivery to Sumba with JNE

On May 31st, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Waikabubak, West Sumba. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in West Sumba. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and...

Book Delivery to Papua with JNE

On May 13rd, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Jayapura, Papua. Those books will be used by the kids in our existing libraries at YPK Kanda and SDN Inpres Harapan, Sentani. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked...

Handover of 38 Libraries in Ende

The time has come. It's the time to bring the 38 libraries back to the DoE office of Ende regency, East Nusa Tenggara. After supporting the libraries for almost two years, now is the time to let the libraries learn and work alone. Once a wise man told us that a good...

Signing MoU with 10 Schools for RtR Google Project in Ende

After working together for about a month to select almost 22 schools, finally we have 10 new selected schools to work with for Room to Read Google Project in Ende regency, East Nusa Tenggara. Yeayy!! The ten new schools are: SDN Wolowaru 3, SDI Woloara, SDK Koanara,...

Book Delivery to Lombok with JNE

On April 29th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to North Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in Lombok. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE...

Book Delivery to Labuan Bajo with JNE

On April 26th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo, Flores. Those books will be used by the kids in our existing libraries in West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up...

Librarians, Hands for Children to Loving Books

"For me, being a librarian is very important. Besides being in charge of the library, I can also contribute to activities carried out inside, such as reading activities. The librarian reminds teachers about the scheduled library period, reminding students of library...

Taman Bacaan Pelangi Among Children of Patchouli Farmers in Siontapina

Siontapina. A name may not be familiar to you.  Siontapina is the name of a Sub-District in Buton District, Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi. There are 11 villages, two of which are Labuan Diri Village and Sumber Sari Village. The distance from Baubau Municipality to...

Colors Beyond the Library Building

"I really like our current library. It's full of attractive story books, and of course the room is colorful!" said Pak Boni, Librarian of SD Inpres Ndona 4. Book Check Out and Student Volunteers Currently, Pak Boni loves his new position as a librarian at SD Inpres...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (7): Wherever You Go, Go with All Your Heart

At the beginning of 2019, I sat in a Buddhist sanctuary, did meditation with my mother and other Buddhists at Kanchanaburi province of Thailand. During the night, a monk taught us various moral and religious teachings. One of them I remembered was about the value of...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (6): Non-Stop Changing

Being one of the Youth Changemaker of ASEAN foundation, I have been motivated and learned many varieties. Through this opportunity, it taught me the importance of being a social person and the real change maker with regards to responsibilities I had to undertake. Not...

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)