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.


Our Impact



Libraries established



Books delivered



Children served



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.


Our Programs


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.


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.


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.

33 Million Donation From “Di Kaki Langit” Book Writers

We are forever grateful for the donation which we had received from the fifth grader students of Mentari International School, Jakarta. The 33 million rupiah donation will be using to establish a new library for our upcoming project in Nagekeo Regency, Flores, NTT....

What does it mean to be a teacher? : A reflection on teacher identity and agency in provincial Indonesia

How time flies! The first mentoring period of the literacy program held by Rainbow Reading Gardens has come to an end. My valuable two-month experience in Ende as an education evaluator to work closely with the first-grade teachers and principals from the five out of...

112 Packs of Book Donation from Rabbit Hole

#TBPelangi just received 112 packs of book donation from Rabbit Hole. These books will be distributed to our libraries in eastern part of Indonesia. Thank you, Rabbit Hole! for your continuous support for our organisation. Our little friends in the libraries will be...

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...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (4)

The two weeks that I spent serving in the community of Ende has made me realize three important takeaways: (1) First is that kindness knows no language. My highly limited ability to speak the local language did not prevent me and my teammates from benefitting from the...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (3): The Change Starts With You

Being a part of the youth changemaker has given me the chance to benefit the community. The experiences in helping Taman Bacaan Pelangi to increase the literacy rate in Ende have widened my knowledge in terms of facilitating with parents and kids. With the...

Our Volunteer’s Diary (2) : A Path Untold

The path was bumpy with minor cracks and challenges, but beautiful in a way that I could never perfectly describe. The first step was filled with excitement, yet I was nervous because I never know what I might stumble upon. I decided to put my expectation aside,...

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...

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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)