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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112

Libraries established

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207,500+

Books delivered

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30,000+

Children served

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1,300+

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.

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,...

Job Vacancy: Project Coordinator

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our team! Are you the one? Job descriptions: Overall management: Manage day-to-day operations (including logistics arrangements, book purchase and delivery, production of TBP collaterals and promotional materials,...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (1)

A wonderful experience in Ende! It was a great pleasure for me to be a volunteer in Ende, which is a very far place from my country, Myanmar, together with my other 9 team mates from different ASEAN countries for two weeks. This was my first volunteering experience in...

One Library Means One Hope of Change

That morning, when the teachers had just finished practicing reading aloud and shared reading with their students, during reflection session, the principal of the Mananga Islamic Elementary School said in front of other teachers, "If we truly implement what we have...

A(nother) Dream of Child-Friendly Library in the Land of Marapu

At the end of January 2019, before the Chinese New Year on February 5, the weather in East Sumba is changing rapidly with the most windy days. This condition did not hamper the enthusiasm of the teachers at SDI Laipori and SDN Mondu to attend "Library Management and...

Who Can Check Out Books?

Child-friendly libraries are libraries used by all children in school, regardless of their reading abilities or classes. One of the things most emphasized to teachers, principals, and librarians are the importance of giving equal opportunities to all students to...

While Facility is Available, Let’s Optimise it!

Two weeks after the inauguration of the library, I visited SDI Ndona 3. I spotted something different about the schedule displayed on the wall.  A a free library visit time schedule was there. Although it was 'free', the visiting time for each class was set during...

Off Being a Books Santa: A Collaboration with UC Browser

Ho Ho Ho! Holiday greetings to you all! Who here has been a great bookworm throughout the year raise your hands because Taman Bacaan Pelangi is about to play books Santa. Yes! This December we delivered 5,000 new story books to elementary children in Flores in...

The Warmth of the Inauguration of the Third Library in East Sumba

"Who likes having a new library?”, asked the Head of Basic Education Sector of East Sumba Regency, Mr. Dominggus began his remarks. All the children raised their hands while shouting "Me...". The parents and teachers did not miss raising their hands too, then...

Reflection Meeting – Phase 2 Cycle 2 Room to Read Schools

Last week we held our reflection meeting with our school partners of the 20 of our libraries in Ende. Our mission here was to bring in representatives from our cycle 2 RtR-sponsored schools (list below) to come in with their library’s problems, and leave with clear...

TBPelangi x MNC Peduli Collaboration on 108th Library Inauguration!

In the last two weeks, the weather in Ende hasn't been so friendly, it was always raining and windy. On Monday, the Principal of the SDK Kekawii together with the teachers and librarian hoped that on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Ende's sky would be bright, even for a...

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)