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.

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Our Impact

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135

Libraries established

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246.147+

Books delivered

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33,363+

Children served

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2,000+

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.

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Our Programs

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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.

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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.

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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.

Orientation Meetings for School Principals and Resource Teachers in Ende District, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara

This year, one of Rainbow Reading Gardens’ programs is called the “Technology-Based Fun Reading Program”. This program is in collaboration with Room to Read. As part of the program, each school partner has to select a “Resource Teacher”. What is a resource teacher?...

Rainbow Reading Gardens Expands the Collaboration with the Department of Education and Culture of Nagekeo Regency, East Nusa Tenggara.

Last mid-June 2021, the Rainbow Reading Gardens team held a meeting with the Department of Education and Culture of the Nagekeo Regency. Our plan this year is to expand the collaboration between the Rainbow Reading Gardens and the Department of Education and Culture...

THE GIRLS’ SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM STARTS!

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...

Mika and Her Noken

This book tells about Mika, a little girl of the Mee ethnic on Deiyai ​​island, Papua. Mika is very happy because tomorrow is her first day going to school. She starts to think, “What can I bring to school ? She comes in to the Honai, traditional house of Papua, and...

Reading Books With Children During Self Quarantine at Home

Due to the pandemic of Covid-19 around the world, many local government in Indonesia have decided to issue the "work and study from home" policy  in order to curb the spread of this virus. The local government in Ende regency, NTT is included. The schools have been...

Donation From ARA Boutique Fashion

We are forever grateful for the donation from ARA , a boutique fashion in Jakarta. The donation will be used to continue the Bebas Buta Huruf Project in Ende, NTT. What a beautiful day! We would like to express our gratitude to the team of Adeline Winjono, who...

Donation from Parkson Centro for One Library in Nagekeo

We are forever grateful for the donation from Parkson Centro, Jakarta. Through the EduCare program, they initiated to build a new child friendly library in eastern part of Indonesia with Taman Bacaan Pelangi. Yeayy!! The donation will be used to establish one child...

Donation from Mr. Kim Cannon for One Library in Raja Ampat

We are forever grateful for the personal donation from Mr. Kim Cannon. The donation will be used to establish one child friendly library in Raja Ampat, West Papua. Yeay! What a beautiful day! We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Kim Cannon and friends!...

Travel with a Cause

Want to visit our libraries and have a great holiday in Flores at the same time?

Contact Travel Sparks to make it happen!

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)