On my trip to Indonesia this month, I got a chance to visit Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens) founded by Nila Tanzil . Taman Bacaan Pelangi provides children’s books to remote areas in an effort to nurture early-childhood reading habits. The library I visited was located in a school in the beautiful Melo Village in Flores, Indonesia. It is one of the 29 libraries in Eastern Indonesia. We all had a wonderful time singing, dancing and interacting with the kids. I thought that the kids might get scared once they saw me, owing to my beard. Surprisingly enough, they were all laughing and curious and wanted to touch my beard! The little time we spent there was a lovely and heart-warming experience.
Learn more about Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens) and find out how you can help by visiting their website here.
Thankful to Wonderful Indonesia and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism for a great opportunity to see Indonesia.
87 Replies to “Little girl reading in Taman Bacaan Pelangi”
What beautiful pastel hues and i see a golden mean in the composition. Excellent and I am glad we are exporting our prodigious son to other countries :)
This is a really nice picture…hope for the future!
Great post and beautiful colours in the photo
That’s such a lovely photo Joshi, and the story behind it adds to the enjoyment.
The image has a magical feel to it – just as childhood should be. And what a lovely organisation, it’s so important that children have the opportunity to enjoy reading. I’ll be sharing this on Twitter, help get the word out :)
Beautiful shot ! Love thé point of view !
This is lovely Joshi . I can recall that total absorption of reading in childhood . A very worthwhile venture all round .
That’s another beautiful and evocative photo. Thank you.
What a wonderful capture of the young inquiring mind.
magnifique photo!! amitiés
Such a beautiful shot, Joshi. Love how the focus is on the little girl’s head yet you can see that she is so focused on reading. Reading educates us, enriches the mind and I’m sure she loved reading that book. Wonderful that the children like your beard. So accepting :)
Most evocative image conveying a strong message!Glad to read about your travels experiences and the remarkable connections you had,dear Joshi :)
A bautiful picture with a nice atmosphere. I love to see children reading too.
oh Bless, lovely photo, the angle you found works so well. Great stuff
Beautiful photo! ;)
I like the shallow depth of this picture a lot. The story behind it is delightful…
It’s fascinating how adults are pissed off by bearded men, whereas kids connect to them so easily. Happens all the time with my brother!
Beautiful picture by the way. As always!
Wonderful experience and capture.
What a wonderful opportunity and experience for you and such a delightful capture Joshi! :)
I love the differential focus here Joshi! Super image! :-)
Splendid work. Lovely differential focus.
Wonderful experience Joshi .. How lovely to be able to capture special times :)
What a lovely shot…a true reader… :-)
Joshi, you make us see the beauty of life through your eyes. You have this precious gift of capturing these wonderful encounters you have with your camera, and you share this gift with us. That is an act of love. Thank you!
Super! It’s wonderful to give our future, our children, a fighting chance to be the future
Lovely colors and selective focus, and tells a story about reading. Wonderful story about the trip and the reading gardens.
Such a beautiful photo, Joshi and reading about the library project makes it even more special. :)
so cute…nice snap
Lovely image! I like it!;)
hmm, great mood.
The best thing is your CREATIVITY while taking these photographs :)
Really nice dear !
Original, atrevida y significativa imagen. Bravo Joshi!
Have a nice evening!
You’re a dude bro, hats off!!
A vertical shot that reinforces the image.
What a lovely shot. It simply radiates peacefulness. Kudos.
Its all been said really. the composition, depth of field and color gradations, very nice, image conveys a sense of understanding of the at least an aspect of life from whence the little girl comes
une très belle plongée où j’adore la profondeur de champ et cette lise au point sur le bandeau
i do love this image ! well done:)
I love that hairband and how intently she is reading the book. :)
The face of the future!
With books, one can go anywhere! (and apparently, sometimes with a camera as well :) )
I had the best time in bali, Indonesia
Its an amazing country, full of amaxing people. How did you ended up there.
Am curious to see your scarry beard!!!
That’s an interesting shallow focus which I’ve not seen used like this on people before.
What a beautiful shot!
Like the point of view in this shot.
Beautiful! Love the angle, the colours and the light in this capture:)
love the focus
A beautiful image Joshi. Congratulations on your sponsored trip!
That’s such a sweet photograph. She reads like I did at the same age, tracing the words with her finger. Takes me back.
Another great click… I love the angle you have shot this photograph from. And such beautiful hairband :)
Beautiful shot :)
So good Joshi, in every way!
beautifully shot, love this creative interpretation! very nice :)
This is a very nice and creative perspective – makes this photo brilliant!!!
Love this – the posture and also the colors
Love the subject and your creative capture Joshi!
Waow I love your pictures and the story they count !
Excellent. A part of the world where children aren’t taught to fear.
Wonderful blog. Thanks!
Fantastic focus and depth-of-field with this shot…makes it so much more interesting and creative…and matching the beauty of reading and education of the young.
This photo can tell many stories, that is what makes it so inspiring. Thank you
Very nice story indeed, good you spent time with the kids… and the library initiative is good too…
Literacy changes lives.
This such a wonderful photo Joshi
I love your perspective on this girl – grear photo!
Hi Joshi, I really love your photos. Very Captivating.
thank you :)
thank you :)