Based in Jakarta Indonesia, Nila’s mission to bring eradicate poverty through books was forged early through the lens of her family’s own history, and formalized later as part of a career break when she built her first library.
Now, with more than 100 libraries, across 18 islands, tens of thousands of students have access to fun engaging books to open their imaginations and support a future passion for learning, and through this interview we speak about her passion for education, the process of building out libraries, and how she has built a cohort of mentors that support her.
About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.
It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market
Nila Tanzil is the founder of Taman Bacaan Pelangi, a non-profit organization focused on promoting literacy in remote areas of eastern Indonesia.
As of April 2018, Pelangi had 82 libraries across 15 islands in eastern Indonesia, including libraries on East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, South Sulawesi, Papua providing more than 105,300 children’s books to some of the most remote villages in Indonesia.
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.
Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.
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