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We’re Hiring! Looking for: Project Manager and Project Coordinator

We are looking for new team members to join our team! If you’re passionate in education, love to be surrounded by children as well as local communities, adventurous, and want to make your life meaningful by doing something that’s matter, then these jobs might fit for you! Come and join our dedicated team and start making a difference! We are looking for: PROJECT MANAGER Purpose The project manager is responsible for leading the team to develop new children’s libraries in Eastern Indonesia, coordinating and managing all aspects of the project’s implementation according to the established time schedule. Position type...

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Colorful paint for the spirit of diversity in Ende

Ende is a place of cultural diversity and this city well known as the heart of tolerance. On the way we develop a child-friendly library, we often meet principal and passionate teachers. But sometimes it is not enough to ensure its sustainability, sometimes we also want to see happy and spirit of children and school community. When the library responsibility is shared and distributed equally it will be benefical. So, the more involved community in library development, it will be better for the sustainability of this child-friendly library. Since October, the school has started renovating. This renovation certainly begins...

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The Art of Capturing Positive Energy

Here we are at the closing of 2017. Many moons have passed since Taman Bacaan Pelangi set another home base in Ende, NTT & already we’ve joined forces with 18 elementary school partners to develop child friendly libraries in this eastern part of Flores. Next year, we are going to team up with 18 more elementary schools to complete our 48 child friendly libraries goal. We are both excited & soliticious on finding, sorting & selecting these schools. School selection is this delicate phase where we as project coordinators pay visits to numerous schools – which databases we’ve gathered...

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Library Opening Ceremony TBP 63rd North Lombok

Since yesterday, teachers and students work together to prepare the opening ceremony of this library. Children who will be perform the dance and Qasidah have been training since a week ago. They are very enthusiastic to wait for their library opening day so that they can use library immedietly. Working together! The librarian and I with some help from female students are on duty to arrange books in the library. The children are very happy to see their new library collection book for the first time. There are also children who are more enjoying reading rather than putting books...

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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 fell in love with Flores – the most beautiful island in Indonesia. The people were not only open-minded towards foreigners but cordial and lovely in every way. We used to live in guest families and where part of the local community. The open-mindedness, the warm-hearted people, and the incredible, energetic...

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The spirit of learning of children in West Manggarai

For 4 days I visited several elementary schools which are pilot projects of #BebasButaHuruf. This project have started since the end of July. The school that I visited was SDI Beci, SDI Namo, SD Merombok and SDN Rangga Watu. It was great to visit the students at this school. So this is the second time I went to this school to see how far the program is being implemented in their school. So in last July the teachers have been equipped with literary workshops to help children who are still having difficulties in reading. On my previous visit, I...

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What We Do


Taman Bacaan Pelangi [Rainbow Reading Gardens] is a non-profit organisation working to establish children’s libraries in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia since 2009.
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Our Libraries


We have established 58 children's libraries in remote areas of Eastern Indonesia.

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)

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!

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