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.

Optimazing Child Friendly Libraries through Literacy Innovation

SD Inpres Wudu had had a library in their school before Taman Bacaan Pelangi (TBP) made a partnership with their school. However, due to the scarcity of book choices available, students seemed to rarely visit the building. Thus, it was deemed as a fresh breath when...

Teacher Webinar – Collaboration between CAKAP and Rainbow Reading Gardens

In collaboration with Rainbow Reading Gardens, CAKAP has provided an English course not only for our staff and Girls’ Scholarship awardees but also the teachers from our school partners. These teachers were learning about General English and teaching strategies on how...

The Excitement of Diving into Stories through Reading Aloud with Mrs Indri

The sunlight seeped through the window’s gaps of Boawae school’s library while Mrs Indriati Julita Bunga, the third-grade homeroom teacher, was conducting a reading aloud activity. The room’s atmosphere was really lit up, and students were extremely excited as can be...


Source of photo: Simply, mother tongue can be interpreted as a first learned language by a person before learning a foreign language. Mother tongue is the first language used by someone since birth. The census conducted by BPS (central statistic) in 2010 –...

Pandemic being an opportunity to teach children on an inclusive basis

In recent months, since March – June, face-to-face learning is no longer effective. Many teachers have the initiative to come to visit student homes to simply ask the news and convey the teaching materials that have been left behind. In this new school year, learning...

Library Visits The Kids At Home

Since the Covid-19 outbreak in February 2019, schools in Indonesia has been closed due to preventing the spread of the virus among people and children. All of our school partners in eastern Indonesia automatically follow the decree from the Ministry of Education about...

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...

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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)