Little girl reading a story book in Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens) in Melo Village in Flores, Indonesia

Little girl reading a story book in Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Gardens) | Melo Village, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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.

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