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.

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...

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...


Capacity building for teachers is one of the main activities at Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens – TBP). We believe teachers who are equipped with the needed skills and knowledge would be able to empower their students and be role models for them. That’s...

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)