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 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.

 

 

ADHIMAS WIJAYA, Project Manager

Dhimas has worked in education sector in West Papua and East Java for seven years. Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Dhimas worked as the Vice Principal of Curriculum for SMP (Junior High School) Tanah Merah Baru and SMA Negeri (Senior High School) Saengga, Papua. He was assigned to this role as part of his work at the Putera Sampoerna Foundation, School Development Outreach program.

At the Putera Sampoerna Foundation, Dhimas also worked as a project officer for some educational programs in Bintuni, West Papua. During his study in Australia, he was involved in an art and cultural project in Brisbane.

To fulfill his passion in literacy, he volunteered at the Ubud Writers Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival. In 2014, Dhimas was an Indonesian delegate of YSEALI Regional Workshop held in Singapore. He was invited because of his contribution to improve literacy rate in Bintuni, West Papua.

Dhimas holds a Master of Educational Studies in the field of Curriculum from The University of Queensland, Australia and a bachelor degree in chemistry education from Universitas Negeri Malang.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

 

 

 

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.