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.

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...

Exciting Collaboration between Rainbow Reading Gardens and Cerdas Digital Nusantara Company (CAKAP)

Hello, Rainbow Reading Gardens friends! This time we have good news about an exciting collaboration between Rainbow Reading Gardens with Cerdas Digital Nusantara company, or what has been popularly known as CAKAP, in providing an online training in the eastern...

Reflection meeting – 66 School partners were reflecting and sharing about good practices

On February 21st, 2023 Rainbow Reading Gardens conducted a reflection meeting with all 66 school partners in collaboration with Room to Read and Nagekeo district government. This event was conducted online and attended by the head of Department of Education, school...

Hard Work to Build a Medium for Creativity

After three months of the school’s child-friendly library opening at Bokogo Catholic School, the library had got hundreds of story books and held many reading activities from reading aloud to independent reading conducted by the teachers. It did not stop at school,...


In order to help reducing the drop out rates on girls in Indonesia, Taman Bacaan Pelangi launched a new program, named the “Girls’ Scholarship Program” on 21 April 2021. As the program name implies, it is a scholarship program for adolescent girls and currently we...

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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)