Pada suatu hari, saya menerima satu email:

Dear Nila,

I read about Rainbow Reading Gardens that you established and I want to donate my kids’ books as they’re all grown up now”

“I got info about Rainbow Reading Gardens from ‘Google’. At that time I was looking for reading gardens for children that are located outside Jakarta/Java, because in my personal opinion, children who live in outside Java Island, especially in the eastern part of Indonesia, really need story books to broaden their knowledge”

Itu merupakan beberapa tulisan dari Ms. Irma Nayoan di Jakarta.

Setelah menerima balasan saya, dia mengirim buku-buku intu ke alamat kami di Jakarta.

Beberapa minggu kemudian, seorang petugas pos datang ke rumah saya dengan sebuah kotak besar. Setelah saya membukanya, wooowwww!… tumpukan komik jepang untuk anak-anak, kesukaanku waktu anak-anak! Beberapa merupakan edisi lengkap seri Mari-Chan! Woohoooo!!!

Just like a little kid who got a present from her parents, my eyes opened widely seeing the books inside the box. Apart from comics, there were some folktales books for children, too. And all the books were in an excellent condition! “Waaa.. the kids in Flores must be very happy to read them!”, I said to myself.

And now… I’m very happy to announce that these books have arrived in Flores and soon will be enjoyed by the kids in the reading gardens.

After updating the status of those books, Ms. Irma replied:

“Me and my family are very happy to know that those books have reached Flores. We hope that those books would be useful for the local communities there”

“We will spread the words about this project to our friends who sometimes do not know where to donate their books”

Ahhh… thank you so much, Ms Irma and family!  We really appreciate your good will in spreading the words about our project!