Category: Our stories

On An Air Motor to Puncak Jaya

At the beginning of this May, I left for Puncak Jaya, Papua. Puncak Jaya is one of the districts in Papua highlands. Puncak Jaya is accessible by a small aircraft, occupied by 7-9 passengers on a one-hour trip from Sentani, Jayapura. This would be my second visit to Puncak Jaya after last year’s with Mbak Eka. This time, I would visit Rainbow Reading Gardens library at SD Inpres Mulia. After a year, we would like to see how the books provided and training to teachers give impacts to the children. Before leaving for Mulia, I have been staying at...

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Literacy Warriors from Beci

The first time I visited SDI Beci was during the school selection process for child-friendly library establishment program. The Rainbow Reading Gardens team and I left early in the morning from Labuan Bajo on that day. Each of us was on our own ride. Riri went to Mbeliling, Ebi to South Lembor, and I went to Lembor. Our trip to each destination took about 1,5 hour to 2,5 hours.   The distance between Labuan Bajo and SDI Beci is +/- 80km, or 2,5 hour. SDI Beci is located by the Trans Flores way, yet the school was in no...

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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 Gardens’ first to make the kids from many areas to share how much they love books and to meet in person with their fellow friends coming from other cultural background. After a quite long selection process, finally 18 students from 9 Rainbow Reading Gardens libraries at Raja Ampat (SDN 2 Waisai & SDN 25 Moko), Alor (SD GMIT Pitungbang), Flores (SDI Kaca,...

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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 this campaign today and it will be running during the whole month of Ramadhan. For every sale of a dozen of Puyo pudding, the company will donate Rp 15,000.- to Taman Bacaan Pelangi. Isn’t it great? Vidi Aldiano, who is a childhood friend of Eugenie and Adrian, also supports this campaign and he is going to use his newly released...

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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 you! Come and join our awesome 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 Contract...

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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, East Nusa Tenggara. This particular inauguration is special as it was also the day we have to say goodbye to all 2017 Reading Ambassadors of Rainbow Reading Gardens who have gathered in the last three days. When the inauguration ceremony was about to take place, my memory flew to the first time I visited the school....

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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)

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