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.

Developing Interest in Reading via Book Competition

To celebrate the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence, Rainbow Reading Gardens in collaboration with Gramedia held a writing competition called Big Book Competition. The objective of this activity is to improve the reading and writing ability as well as...
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‘Reading’ Before Decoding

As a part of the library development program by Rainbow Reading Gardens, I have to deliver a number of issues to the school to raise their awareness on the importance of developing the habit of reading. I often receive comments from teachers as well as principals...
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Merdeka High Tea for Charity

This afternoon, Sofia At The Gunawarman holds the "East Meets West" Merdeka High Tea for Charity event to support Taman Bacaan Pelangi. The event is so lovely. Being a fancy restaurant, Sofia looks even more elegant with table setting and tableware by Ghea Panggabean,...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Reaping Hope at SD Inpres Harapan, Papua

The first time I heard the name of this school, I smiled to myself. This school's name is SD Inpres Harapan. As I heard 'harapan' (or hope), I believe that there is no chance of giving up. Or, there will always be chances for what we hope for. Something like that....

“Hari ini Sa Baca, Besok Sa Pimpin Papua”

“Today I read, tomorrow I lead Papua”, that was the quote written on one wall of Rainbow Reading Gardens library at SD YPK (Yayasan Pendidikan Kristen) Kanda, Waibu District, West Sentani, Jayapura Regency, Papua. When I first visited the school, the library building...

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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)