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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126

Libraries established

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220,500+

Books delivered

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32,000+

Children served

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1,400+

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.

33 Million Donation From “Di Kaki Langit” Book Writers

We are forever grateful for the donation which we had received from the fifth grader students of Mentari International School, Jakarta. The 33 million rupiah donation will be using to establish a new library for our upcoming project in Nagekeo Regency, Flores, NTT....

What does it mean to be a teacher? : A reflection on teacher identity and agency in provincial Indonesia

How time flies! The first mentoring period of the literacy program held by Rainbow Reading Gardens has come to an end. My valuable two-month experience in Ende as an education evaluator to work closely with the first-grade teachers and principals from the five out of...

112 Packs of Book Donation from Rabbit Hole

#TBPelangi just received 112 packs of book donation from Rabbit Hole. These books will be distributed to our libraries in eastern part of Indonesia. Thank you, Rabbit Hole! for your continuous support for our organisation. Our little friends in the libraries will be...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On June 17th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in Flores. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and...

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...

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)