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Giving as a way of life: Nila Tanzil on the addictiveness of generosity

Marcel Thee

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sat, October 26, 2019  /  07:19 pm
Giving as a way of life: Nila Tanzil on the addictiveness of generosity

Books for all: Nila Tanzil is known for her various humanitarian activities, including setting up Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Park), which distributes books to children in eastern Indonesia. (Marcel Thee/-)

A former self-described “corporate worker”, Nila Tanzil has made a name for herself through her various humanitarian activities, including setting up Taman Bacaan Pelangi (Rainbow Reading Park). The reading park distributes books to children in eastern Indonesia and has provided training to more than 1,000 tutors throughout the country. Nila's previous book, Lembar-Lembar Pelangi (Rainbow Pages), focused on her experiences with Taman Bacaan Pelangi. With her new book, she hopes to offer a glimpse into the satisfaction she felt when she began to dedicate her life to helping others. Here we are: In her new book, Nila Tanzil (center) shares her personal experiences that have shaped her perspective on the emotional benefits of helping others (Courtesy of Nila Tanzil/-) Inspired by the works of Ajahn Bram and Gobind Vashdev, Nila said she wanted to e...