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 EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2016” from Ernst & Young, “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 Universiteit van 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 Masters degree in Public Relations from Stirling University, Scotland, UK and BA in Computer Science from University of Indonesia.



INGKAN NASUTION, SupervisorIngkan

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 masters degree in corporate law from Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands and a bachelor degree in law from the University of Indonesia.





ARMAND WIRJAWAN, Project Manager

Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Armand worked as Management Consultant at Accenture in Jakarta. He managed various projects for different clients during the 4.5 years working at the company.

Armand holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA, majoring in Sociology. He was in the Dean’s List in Fall 2009 and Summer 2012.

During his leisure time, he enjoys reading and writing.


MONIKA HARAHAP, Strategic Expansion Specialist

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.


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.





JENNIFER JACOB, Project Coordinator

Prior to joining our organization, Jennifer worked as Interior Designer at the Surfer Girl in Bali for four years. At the Surfer Girl, she was in charge of visualizing, drawing, and building cool things. She was also involved in the company’s CSR programs, such as giving regular class for homeless kids, teaching Interior Design class in collaboration with Indonesia Mengajar, and many more.

Jennifer was then joined the company’s Digital Marketing team where she could share her ideas, visions, knowledge, and stories to young audiences.

Jennifer has a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design from ISI Yogyakarta. She loves traveling and reading and is ready to put her adventurous set of skills into good use and build better stories for and with the kids in Flores through Taman Bacaan Pelangi.



FINA AZMIYAProject Coordinator

Prior to joining TBP, Fina spent a year working as Pengajar Muda in Maluku Barat Daya for Indonesia Mengajar from April 2016 to June 2017. Her history with Indonesia Mengajar started even before she worked as Pengajar Muda.

While she was still at the university, Fina spent a few months did an internship at Indonesia Mengajar, working as Public Engagement Officer. She also had experience working at as part of the transaction team and Remotivi as a researcher.

Fina graduated from Paramadina University majoring in International Relations with a Cum Laude title. While studying, she was in charged of Parmagz Pers as the Editor In Chief.

Her writing work was recognized as The Best Paper of Soedirman Science Competition in 2014. She also received a full scholarship from Paramadina University for the whole period of her study (2011-2015), which she’s very proud of!

Fina is passionate in education and loves writing.


GILANG PERMATA SARI, Project Coordinator

Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Gilang worked for KIAT Guru Project as Consultant and Community Development & Empowerment Facilitator for two years (2016 – 2018) and was based in Sintang, West Kalimantan. It’s a project of World Bank, TNP2K, and Yayasan Bakti in collaboration with Sintang Government and Ministry of Education & Culture.

Prior to that, she also worked in the development projects, such as IMA World Health as Assistant to District Coordinator and SurveyMETER (Survey-Measurement-Training-Research) as Supervisor in 2014 – 2015.

Gilang holds a Bachelor degree in Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology from Gadjah Mada University.

In her spare time, she loves reading books.