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.


SDK Gero is a school that partnered with the Rainbow Reading Garden in the second phase of 2023. Previously, the school failed to become a partner in 2022 due to severe damage to the library, requiring significant funding. The library building had no ceiling, no...

What To Read Today?

The presence of child-friendly libraries provides options for students to read the storybooks they like, with attractive pictures and colors. On Wednesday (6/14) and Friday (6/16), the Rainbow Reading Garden Team met with four students from two different schools,...

Inauguration of the 229th of Taman Bacaan Pelangi’s Child-friendly Library at SD Inpres Madambake

"With the presence of this child-friendly library, all students should be able to enhance their creativity and critical thinking skills". This was conveyed by the Vice Regent of Nagekeo, Marianus Waja, during the inauguration of the child-friendly library at SD Inpres...

After Reading, Works are Created

In short, this is the story of two students at SDI Towak who were able to create works after reading books at the Child-Friendly Library. Their names are Anaya Marcia Claire, a third-grade student, and Maria Helena Goa, a fifth-grade student. They are familiarly...

The Journey of SDI Rata Library Building

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is SDI Rata Library Building. You can call me Gedu, hahaha just kidding. I am a building located in a school in Nagekeo District, Flores, NTT. I am situated near the self-built gate of the school committee. My building is white in...

Connecting the dots – The journey to the eastern part of Indonesia

After a long day at school, I walked into my house and saw two big glossy-covered books sitting on our living room’s table. “Oh, what are those gigantic things? Another heavy book?”, I said to myself. My father used to have a tiny library in a drawer where he kept...

Reading Aloud: One Solution to Improve Students’ Comprehension

One interesting commonality from our school partners is students finding it quite difficult to comprehend a story from a book. So, what is the solution? Mr Franci, a grade 6 teacher from Nebe school, along with his 22 students have been doing reading aloud activity in...

Travel with a Cause

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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)