TBI Guglielmo Marconi is located in Rambang 19 Elementary School in Talang Tebat Rawas area, Pagar Agung Village, Rambang District, Muara Enim Regency. Talang Tebat Rawas is an area in the middle of rubber forest which is far from the central government and has limited accessibility and facilities that make the children in the area have minimum access to information and reading materials.
Normally, it takes around 4 hours by car to reach Talang Tebat Rawas from Palembang City by the road route. In Prabumulih City, we can take “taksi” (a type of wagon car) and it takes 1 to 1,5 hours to go to Pagar Agung Village. After that, there is no other public transportation that we can take to reach Tebat Rawas area. People mostly use their private motorcycle and it takes 1,5 hours to reach 14 kilometres trip. There is no electricity in Talang Tebat Rawas yet, therefore, the people here use an electric generator from 6 pm to 11 pm.
There are approximately 50 Head of Family in Talang Tebat Rawas. The majority of the people’s livelihood here is becoming rubber farmers and they solely depend their life on the rubber production each month. Their income is unstable, it is around IDR 300,000 to IDR 500,000 per month depending on the fluctuation of rubber price in the market. The villagers’ educational background can be categorized as the very low ones. Most of them did not even graduate from elementary school and only very few of them are high school graduates.
TBI Guglielmo Marconi was officially established on December 1st, 2016 and it is located in Rambang 19 Elementary School which has 52 students. The only staff of TBI Marconi is Mr. Tarsih who is also a part-time teacher in Rambang 19 Elementary School. Mr. Tarsih who is a very active person is only 18 years old. Besides the usual reading activity, the staff and the young teachers there hold many interesting events such as storytelling competitions and book exhibitions.