Nila is a children’s literacy advocate working in remote, underdeveloped regions of eastern Indonesia. She is also a communications professional and has been working in multinational companies in Indonesia and Singapore and reputable NGOs in Indonesia.
Nila has received numerous awards for her work in advancing children’s literacy across eastern Indonesia, including the “10 EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2016” from Ernst & Young, “10 Inspiring Women 2015” by Forbes Indonesia, the “Kartini Next Generation 2013: Inspiring Woman in ICT for Community Development” from the Ministry of Women Empowerment & Child Protection and the Ministry of Communication & IT, “Indonesia’s Inspiring Youth & Women 2012” from Indosat, and the She Can! 2011 Award from Tupperware.
Nila holds a Masters degree in European Communication Studies from Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands and BA in International Relations from the University of Parahyangan, Indonesia, where she graduated as “The Best Student of The Year”.
Eva has been a volunteer at Taman Bacaan Pelangi since it was first established. As a volunteer, she is actively supporting the foundation in collecting books, developing strategies and programs, and contributing to developing the foundation’s publicity materials. She has travelled to Flores and Banda Neira to visit Taman Bacaan Pelangi in the regions. Eva works as a freelance writer and PR consultant, specializing in social development work for NGOs, development agencies, and corporates. In addition to volunteering in Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Eva is also active in several other social, meditation, and spiritual activities in Indonesia. Eva holds a Masters degree in Public Relations from Stirling University, Scotland, UK and BA in Computer Science from University of Indonesia.
Ingkan has been a strong support to TB Pelangi since it was first established as donor. She works as a lawyer in a multinational oil and gas company. She has visited TB Pelangi library in Flores and was moved to contribute further to help improve the education of the children in east Indonesia. Ingkan holds a masters degree in corporate law from Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands and a bachelor degree in law from the University of Indonesia.
Devi Monita Kristyningsih
Reading can open a window to the other side of the world and create a dream. Devi’s childhood crush for East Nusa Tenggara’s natural landscapes and cultures through reading a book entitled “Kain Untuk Suami” written by Fenny Purnawan has led her to the dream of working in NTT. After completing her master’s in Educational Leadership endorsed by Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP), Devi was involved in a government’s student literacy project in NTT. The universe seems to conspire to let her continue embarking on a career experience in improving student literacy in NTT. Taman Bacaan Pelangi has given the path for her to take part and bring impacts to the student literacy development, especially in the eastern part of the country.
Interior Designer turned impact reporting professional. With a Visual Arts bachelor’s degree from ISI Jogjakarta combined her passion for knowledge sharing, J.J. has earned 5-year experience in impact assessment and project implementation for education development programs, 7 years leading experience in designing and digital marketing. Fluent in stakeholder management, trainings facilitation, program monitoring & evaluation as well as creative digital work, J.J.’s portfolio consists of working for Corporates, NGOs, Social Enterprises & Tech Start-ups.
During her spare time, J.J. enjoys illustrating comics, singing her heart out, upping her statistical analysis game, trekking mountains, climbing walls, diving walls and just recently added fermenting and baking to her – things to be good at – list.
Ikram is an education enthusiast who has aspirations to make a good impact in the field of education. His interest in the world of education made him join as Pengajar Muda (Young Educator) or a volunteer teacher to teach children in the remote area of Musi Rawas, South Sumatra. In 2021, he joined Program Organisasi Penggerak (POP) as Facilitator initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology to assist and study with teachers and school principals in improving Literacy and Numeracy in Paser Regency. This Butonese man is a bachelor degree of the English Education Department at Halu Oleo University. Currently, he decided to take part in increasing children’s literacy in Eastern Indonesia by joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi.
Navila Karima S.
Beginning her journey as a Young Educator in Southwest Maluku Regency, Navila found her working passion in the fields of education, social affairs and humanity. Prior to joining us, she worked with Save the Children Indonesia for emergency response in the field of education and assistance for schools affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, as well as a youth empowerment program to increase the financial literacy of vocational students. Adding to her long list of achievements, she was also a Project Officer for the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) at the Mien R. Uno Foundation, an Independent Entrepreneur (JAPRI) program-a program focused on empowering young women aged 18-29 years in the field of entrepreneurship from USAID. Her journey is now landing her the role of a project coordinator at Taman Bacaan Pelangi.
Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Kimo worked as Pengajar Muda in Hulu Sungai Selatan, South Borneo in 2019. His passion for kids in remote area brings him to be more active in volunteerism and activities which related to kids. Kimo holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry Education from Muhammadiyah University of Malang. He was born and raised in Buton, Southeast Celebes.
Known as CB by his friends and relatives, this Geophysics Technic bachelor’s degree holder from Institut Teknik Bandung of 2010. He is keen on adventures, arts, cultures and outdoor exploration. His passion for education has taken him up the stream of South River, Bengkulu, South Kalimantan as a Young Educator (Pengajar Muda), facilitating for SMAN 10 (State owned High School) Pentagon Kaur. He is currently enjoying his journey with Taman Bacaan Pelangi establishing child-friendly libraries in Nagakeo regency, Flores.
Devi Dwi Kurniawati
Devi Dwi Kurniawati, who goes by Devi Cha-Cha was born and raised in Gresik, East Java. Devi completed her bachelor’s degree in Economic majoring Accounting from Surabaya State University (UNS) with a fully-funded scholarship she had earned since primary school. She dedicates her work with Taman Bacaan Pelangi as her pay-it-forward activism inspired by her childhood where her father would always take her bookstore exploring on weekends and her Mother indulging her to Bobo children magazine during grocery shopping. She believes through Taman Bacaan Pelangi, she can extend the privilege of growing up with access to quality books to more and more children in Indonesia.
Diah originates from the north western corner of Indonesia, Aceh. She is a graduate of the History Study program at North Sumatera University. Her interest in the education world became her primary reasons to be Pengajar Muda for Indonesia Mengajar in Konawe district. Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Diah worked as a content writer, researcher, and Program Officer at Tubaba Cerdas. Her love lies in crochet, reading, drawing, and eating fruits. Interestingly, she is trying to make a children story from her experiences.
Lidia Anjelina Dey Putri
Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Angel was a lecturer assistant at STKIP Nusa Bunga Floresta, Nagekeo to an Early Childhood Education Program. She has experienced working as a preschool educator in Kupang as well as experienced being a shadow teacher for special need children in one of Jakarta’s private-owned schools. She finds a great interest in exploring and learning the colorful lens in which children see through the world. Angel holds a Teaching bachelor’s degree for Early Childhood Education from University of Nusa Cendana and a Teaching Magister of the same field from Jakarta State University (UNJ).
Leonardus Depa Dey
Goes by the nickname Rully, this Local Coach of us is a humanitarian and community development activist. He earned his Philosophy degree from Institute of Philosophy Drikarya, Jakarta in 2009. Prior to joining Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Rully was a peace building worker in aceh post the Helsinki MoU, an education activist for Mimika-Papua’s native children and a coordinator of humanitarian assistance program for disaster victims in Lombok, Palu, Mamuju, Sunda Strait and East Nusa Tenggara. On his leisure time, Rully can be found diving through pages and pages of historical novels.
We call her Edel and she is a Nagekeo native with a Teaching for Primary School bachelor’s degree from University of Flores. She used to be an educator and a school operator at one of Nagekeo’s Sekolah Penggerak (accelerating schools), a volunteer of PLAN’s program in Nagekeo for 3 years. According to Edel, raising competent children of Nagekeo starts with nurturing their reading habit. Through her role as a local coach, Edel hopes to create as big of impact for Nagekeo’s children.
Blas, as we call him, has always been actively involved with student organization works since his college days, one of them is Gerakan Mahasiswa Nasional Indonesia (GMNI). He previously served as the Chair of Branch Leadership Council (Dewan Pimpinan Cabang) in Kupang dated from 2009 to 2011. After graduating from University of Nusa Cendana in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Education, he participated in various research activities focusing on public policies, social issues and democracy on both regional and national scale. Before joining our force, he was a Community Development Officer at an international organization, PLAN, where he assisted approximately 700 disadvantaged children of Aesesa village, Nagekeo regency which later became a main beneficiary of PLAN programs. From 2019 to 2021, Blas worked at a local institution called the NTT APPeK Workshop, assisting young school drop-outs to become entrepreneurs in fisheries and marine sector. On July 2022, Blas joined Taman Bacaan Pelangi whose child-friendly library program sparks an interest in him. Blas believes that adequate literacy skills is the foundation to building a better future generation and through his role with us he helps create quality reading environments vital to said foundation.