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.

Taman Bacaan Pelangi is on Vidi Aldiano’s “Definisi Bahagia” Video Clip

Taman Bacaan Pelangi is on Vidi Aldiano's "Definisi Bahagia" video clip! Whoaaaa!! Check it out, guys! We can't stop smiling watching this video. Our tears drop seeing the facial expressions of the kids. The sparks in their eyes, the happy laughters on their cute...
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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...
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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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SDN Pulau Komodo Embracing Child Friendly Library

Komodo Island is located about 3-hour away from Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai by boat. Komodo National Park is one among many national parks inhabited by human. Besides komodo dragons, human do live in this island. They come from various ethnics, including Bajo, Bugis,...

Walt Disney Studios Collaborates with Taman Bacaan Pelangi

Disney's Beauty and The Beast, a tale as old as time, made a grand entrance into Indonesian cinema screens this week. Inspired by Belle's passion for books and the power reading to empower children to dream big, Walt Disney Studios collaborates with Taman Bacaan...

No Drained Energy at Messah Island

Messah island is located not far from the western part of Flores Island, Labuan Bajo. Public boat from Labuan Bajo - Messah Island operates daily, unlike public boat to other islands in Komodo National Park area. On Thursday, March 16, 2017 Dewi and I were ready to...

When Parents Take Part at School

One of the steps to be taken in the establishment of a library is conducting a meeting with the committee or parents. This step is very essential as parents should be acknowledged of what has been happening at school, in addition to their children being the ones...

Inaugurating the 55th Library at SD Inpres Maki, East Manggarai, NTT

The ladies have been busy since early morning preparing for meals for the inauguration ceremony of the library on Friday, March 3, 2017. I am always impressed by how enthusiastic these ladies are in preparing for everything, especially those related to food. Hahaha…...

Inaugurating the 54th Library at SDI Kakor, West Manggarai, NTT

Monday evening, parents and teachers were seen setting up semi-permanent canopy in front of SDI Kakor, South Lembor Sub-district, West Manggarau Regency, East Nusa Tenggara. The canopy was to be used by guests in the inauguration ceremony of Rainbow Reading Gardens...

Inaugurating the 53rd Library at SDI Wiko, West Manggarai, NTT

Tuesday, 28 February is probably a memorable day for people in SDI Wiko at South Lembor Sub-district, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara. At 9am this morning, their library is to be inaugurated and ready to be used by the children, who have been longing for quality...

Inaugurating the 52nd Library at SDK Wae Bangka, West Manggarai, NTT

Children of SDK Wae Bangka grade 1-5 on Monday, Feb 27, 2017 were having their day-off, yet they came to the school anyway to witness the inauguration of the school library. They have been ready at the school since morning, even when the ceremony was scheduled at 1pm...

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)