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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108

Libraries established

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202,500+

Books delivered

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30,000+

Children served

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1,000+

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.

Semangat 45 Menuju Hari Peresmian

Awal April, Taman Bacaan Pelangi secara resmi akan membuka empat buah taman bacaan lagi yang berlokasi di Pulau Sumba. Tepatnya, 2 buah di Kabupaten Sumba Timur, yaitu di Laipori dan Mondu, dan 2 buah taman bacaan di Kabupaten Sumba Tengah, yaitu di Binawatu dan...

Taman Bacaan Pelangi Among Children of Patchouli Farmers in Siontapina

Siontapina. A name may not be familiar to you.  Siontapina is the name of a Sub-District in Buton District, Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi. There are 11 villages, two of which are Labuan Diri Village and Sumber Sari Village. The distance from Baubau Municipality to...

Colors Beyond the Library Building

"I really like our current library. It's full of attractive story books, and of course the room is colorful!" said Pak Boni, Librarian of SD Inpres Ndona 4. Book Check Out and Student Volunteers Currently, Pak Boni loves his new position as a librarian at SD Inpres...

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...

Job Vacancies: Project Coordinator

We are looking for new team members to join our team! If you’re passionate in education, longing to make a difference in the lives of the local communities in remote areas, adventurous, and  want to have a meaningful life through your job, then this job might fit for...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On October 22, 2018, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, where the books can be used by 112 students in SD Katholik Kekawii, Ende. The books, packaged by TBP staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and promptly delivered to Ende, where...

It’s Fun to Be Student Volunteers!

During the pas week, three libraries supported by Rainbow Reading Gardens in Belu Regency, NTT, namely: SDI Wekatimun, SDI Tenubot, and SDI Wedomu were busy preparing for the perfect setup so every student in the schools can use the library comfortably. One of the...

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)