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Nila Tanzil - CHASING THE RAINBOWS

  • Marcel Thee

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 28 2016   /  10:35 am

For education: Nila Tanzil (center) poses with students in one of the places where nonprofit organization Taman Bacaan Pelangi works to improve education.The thought of leaving the comforts of financial security and career is very frightening for some but Nila Tanzil did just that so she could set up libraries in the country’s remote areas.For the past seven years, Nila Tanzil has spent much of her time establishing Taman Bacaan Pelangi, a non-profit organization that works on setting up libraries in remote areas in eastern Indonesia.

She recently wrote Lembar-Lembar Pelangi (Pages of Rainbow), a book celebrating how her journey with the organization has shaped and inspired her.

“I wrote this book hoping that it would open people’s eyes to the situation of education in eastern Indonesia. Hopefully, it will inspire people to start contributing for the improvement of ...