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...

Thank you, JNE!

We are forever grateful for the continuous support from JNE. This year, we were supported through their CSR called #Connectinghappiness which helped us to deliver books to our library in eastern part of Indonesia for free. Yeayy!! Our project Manager, Monika Harahap...

Technology – Based Child Friendly Library

On 29th July – 1st August 2019, Rainbow Reading Gardens’ team held training with theme “Technology - Based  Child Friendly Library ”.  This workshop was attended by 36 participants that consist of ten headmasters, ten teachers, ten librarians, and six school...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On July 16th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the first grader in 10 schools for our "Bebas Buta Huruf" project. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On July 2nd, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used for our Parents Engagement program. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and promptly delivered to...

Book Delivery to Ende with JNE

On June 17th, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Ende, East Nusa Tenggara. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in Flores. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and...

Book Delivery to Sumba with JNE

On May 31st, 2019, JNE helped Taman Bacaan Pelangi to deliver books from Jakarta to Waikabubak, West Sumba. Those books will be used by the kids in our upcoming library project in West Sumba. The books, packaged by our staff in Jakarta, were picked up by JNE and...

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)