A child should learn to manage a household, learn cooking, doing laundry, budgeting and buying food and supplies.
Some children living in the residential homes of Batang Pinangga could no longer be reunited with their own families or kin. These children would be on their own.
Preparing them to live independently forms part of the program of Batang Pinangga.
The program covers children age 11 up.
This program requires that:
At the age of 18, the young BP teenager has the option to live independently outside the care of Batang Pinangga.
The BP child gets support for their secondary education, a two-year technical/vocational training courses, or a college education, when the child is ready for it.