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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128

Libraries established

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221,000+

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.

100 Million Donation from Mendekor Indonesia

We are forever grateful for the donation which we just received from Mendekor Anugerah Indonesia, a design interior business in Jakarta. The 100 million rupiah donation will be using to establish one child friendly library in Southwest Sumba, NTT. Yeay! What a...

New Book Collection for Our Library at SD YPK Kanda, Papua

The kids at our library at SD YPK Kanda, West Sentani, Papua just received new book collection for their library. We delivered 300 pcs of books from Jakarta in collaborate with JNE. Thank you, JNE! These books were purchased from five publishers and using the 10...

50 Million Donation from Yayasan Generasi Peduli Kabar Baik

We are forever grateful for the donation which we had received from Yayasan Generasi Peduli Kabar Baik. The 50 million rupiah donation will be using to establish a new child friendly library in Atambua, Belu Regency, NTT. Yeay! Yayasan Generasi Peduli Kabar Baik will...

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...

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...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (7): Wherever You Go, Go with All Your Heart

At the beginning of 2019, I sat in a Buddhist sanctuary, did meditation with my mother and other Buddhists at Kanchanaburi province of Thailand. During the night, a monk taught us various moral and religious teachings. One of them I remembered was about the value of...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (6): Non-Stop Changing

Being one of the Youth Changemaker of ASEAN foundation, I have been motivated and learned many varieties. Through this opportunity, it taught me the importance of being a social person and the real change maker with regards to responsibilities I had to undertake. Not...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (5): Two Weeks

As part of the BudiBaca team stationed in Ende for our two weeks volunteering project related to education, our Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Taman Bacaan Pelangi (TBP), requested for each of us to write a personal reflection of our time spent in Ende. At first...

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)