NILA TANZIL, Founder 

IMG_7184Nila is a children’s literacy advocate working in remote, underdeveloped regions of eastern Indonesia. She is also a communications professional and has been working in multinational companies in Indonesia and Singapore and reputable NGOs in Indonesia.

Nila has received numerous awards for her work in advancing children’s literacy across eastern Indonesia, including the “10 Inspiring Women 2015” by Forbes Indonesia, the “Kartini Next Generation 2013: Inspiring Woman in ICT for Community Development” from the Ministry of Women Empowerment & Child Protection and the Ministry of Communication & IT,  “Indonesia’s Inspiring Youth & Women 2012” from Indosat, and the She Can! 2011 Award from Tupperware.

Nila holds a Masters degree in European Communication Studies from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and BA in International Relations from the University of Parahyangan, Indonesia, where she graduated as “The Best Student of The Year”.

 

EVA MUCHTAR, Supervisor

EvaEva has been a volunteer at Taman Bacaan Pelangi since it was first established. As a volunteer, she is actively supporting the foundation in collecting books, developing strategies and programs, and contributing to developing the foundation’s publicity materials. She has travelled to Flores and Banda Neira to visit Taman Bacaan Pelangi in the regions.

Eva works as a freelance writer and PR consultant, specializing in social development work for NGOs, development agencies, and corporates. In addition to volunteering in Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Eva is also active in several other social, meditation, and spiritual activities in Indonesia.

Eva holds a BA in Computer Science from University of Indonesia and a Masters degree in Public Relations from Stirling University, Scotland, UK.

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INGKAN NASUTION, Supervisor

Ingkan has been a strong support to TB Pelangi since it was first established as donor. She works as a lawyer in a multinational oil and gas company. She has visited TB Pelangi library in Flores and was moved to contribute further to help improve the education of the children in east Indonesia.

Ingkan holds a bachelor degree in law from the University of Indonesia and a masters degree in corporate law from Universiteit Leiden, Holland.

 

INTAN MASHAYU, Accounting & Finance Manager

hayuIntan has four years of working experience as an auditor at the PricewaterhouseCoopers, a leading accounting firm in Indonesia. She is also the co-founder of BeriBuku. Her love of books and passion in education motivate her to join Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens), because she wants to contribute in providing access of books to more children in Eastern Indonesia.

Intan holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Economics from the University of Indonesia.

 

AHMAD REZA, Project Manager

Ahmad Reza Taman Bacaan PelangiReza previously worked as an engineer for environmental consultants and EPC contractors company. He also used to work for the “Indonesia Mengajar” as Pengajar Muda and was posted for one year in Muara Enim, South Sumatera.

Joining TB Pelangi is his desire to get back to work with the community and foster the children’s dreams through books and libraries. Reza enjoys seeing the smiles on the children’s faces as they’re reading books.

Reza holds a bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).
He loves books, traveling and adventures, and his dream is to visit all exotic places in Indonesia.

 

MONIKA HARAHAP, Project Coordinator

 

image (6)Monik has just finished her post as Pengajar Muda – Indonesia Mengajar in June 2014, after spending a year teaching at a small local school in Sangihe, Sulawesi. It was her first “job” after she graduated from Gajah Mada University, majoring in Communications – Cum Laude :).

Prior to her graduation, she spent two months in Papua as a part of the “KKN” or Kuliah Kerja Nyata. Her experience in Papua has changed her mindset towards life and the world. It was like a tipping point for her where she started growing her passion in education, children, and the love of Eastern Indonesia.

In her leisure time, she loves reading books.

NOVA DEBI WICAKSONO, Project Coordinator

Nova Debi Wicaksono Taman Bacaan PelangiNelson Mandela said that education is the best weapon which can be used to change the world. This quote inspires Ebi to make a change for betterment of his beloved country, Indonesia.

During his study, he was a guest teacher for one of social projects in Bojonegoro, East Java, held by AIESEC Indonesia. Ebi also has extensive experiences in volunteerism, such as joining the Inter-cultural Learning and Friendship Program in Bangkok, Thailand, becoming the Education officer of “Save Street Child Malang”, and many more.

Ebi is the founder of “Hiking for Charity Indonesia” and was chosen to represent Indonesia at the ASEAN Young Professional Volunteer Corps initiated by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Brunei Darussalam in 2013.

He has working experience as an International Relationship Officer, Teacher and Educational Facilitator. He was “Pengajar Muda” of Indonesia Mengajar and was posted in Majene, Sulawesi. He wanted to create a bigger impact in literacy, especially for the children in Eastern Indonesia. Thus, he joined Taman Bacaan Pelangi as Project Coordinator.

Ebi has a Bachelor degree in English Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education from University of Muhammadiyah. He loves hiking and traveling and is passionate in volunteerism, education improvement and youth development.

 

DEWI ANALIS, Project Coordinator

Dewi Analis Taman Bacaan PelangiDewi has lived in different parts of Indonesia since she was little. Living in remote areas in Eastern Indonesia has made her dream to contribute her skills to the region.

She used to work as a legal consultant in Surabaya. However, her passion in literacy and her big dream for the improvement of education in Eastern Indonesia remain alive and have motivated her to join Taman Bacaan Pelangi, to paint a rainbow on the land of Eastern  Indonesia.

Dewi holds a Bachelor degree in Law from University of Muhammadiyah Malang and a Masters degree in Business Law from Airlangga University, Surabaya.

In her leisure time, she loves writing and traveling.

 

 

MAHRITA, Project Coordinator

Riri Taman Bacaan PelangiRiri, that’s how people call her, is a linguistic consultant and very enthusiastic in learning languages. Her one-month service during K2N (Kuliah Kerja Nyata) University of Indonesia in Belu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara has triggered her desire to contribute further to the empowerment of people in Eastern Indonesia. After working in a linguistic and media agency for one year, she decided to pursue her dreams with Taman Bacaan Pelangi in August 2016.

Riri holds a Bachelor degree in English Studies from University of Indonesia.