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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62

Libraries established

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115,500+

Books delivered

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16,810+

Children served

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500+

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.

Develop a sustainable child-friendly library

On 1-7 October 2017, Taman Bacaan Pelangi team participated in library management workshops and library periods. Taman Bacaan Pelangi team which was represented by Adhimas, Dewi, Riri and Jeje. The training was also attended by representatives from the district...

Playful Learning

There’s a 1st time for everything. This is a story about my first time being a Project Coordinator with TBPelangi. 1st time developing a child friendly library. 1st time exploring a completely new world in which i have zero to none experience but full on passion as my...

Gunung Agung donates books for Taman Bacaan Pelangi

In order to celebrate Gunung Agung 64th anniversary, on September 7, donated 320 books to Taman Bacaan Pelangi. These donation books are given by Mr. Topan Suryo as the Chairman of the committee of the anniversary Gunung Agung celebration and received by Rosni Rinca...

Rainbow Reading Gardens Landed in Sorong, West Papua

This year may be one of the best years for Rainbow Reading Gardens as an organization. How is it not? This year, there will be more child friendly libraries established for children in the Eastern Indonesia, including Papua. Yay!! After inaugurating two libraries in...

Amazing Race for Amazing Kids

The Reading Ambassadors of Rainbow Reading Gardens, an event organized by Travel Sparks and supported by Agoda, was memorable for me as a Project Coordinator. I remembered the moment Mbak Nila appointed me as the PIC of the program, I said yes immediately even when I...

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...

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...

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...

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)