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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132

Libraries established

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226,000+

Books delivered

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32,600+

Children served

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1,960+

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.

Library Visits The Kids At Home

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in February 2019, schools in Indonesia has been closed due to preventing the spread of the virus among people and children. All of our school partners in eastern Indonesia automatically follow the decree from the Ministry of Education about...

An Open Letter Inviting Minister Nadiem Makarim to Visit Children in Eastern Indonesia

We recently learned a policy initiative spearheaded by the Minister of Education and Culture was turned back during implementation review because it would not reach children without electricity or access to the Internet. It should probably come as no surprise that the...

“With Schools Shut, Not Everyone Can Go Online. Help Kids in Remote Villages Now!”

With the global pandemic of covid-19, schools are closed and learning experience has switched to online learning. ICT is emerging as an alternative, its potential as a tool to reach education to primary and secondary grade children is being explored. Yes, it is a good...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On July 16th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the first grader in 10 schools for our "Bebas Buta Huruf" project. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On July 2nd, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used for our Parents Engagement program. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and promptly delivered to...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On June 17th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in Flores. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and...

Book Delivery to Sumba with JNE

On May 31st, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Waikabubak, West Sumba. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in West Sumba. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and...

Book Delivery to Papua with JNE

On May 13rd, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Jayapura, Papua. Those books will be used by the kids in our existing libraries at YPK Kanda and SDN Inpres Harapan, Sentani. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked...

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...

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)