Family Empowerment - Family Production Unit


Productive families in the Kingdom of Bahrain have a long history starting with handicrafts by the people of Dilmun. . Therefore, the Home Product Project, which is developed and fostered by the Ministry of Labour & Social Development, is based on a diverse base of heritage and modern products as well. .
The Bahraini productive families project aims to support and develop these families’ projects through providing training, proper funding and specialized services such as marketing and management and providing productive units (e.g. productive kitchen, industrial sewing, and porcelain production), as well as providing a design and an innovation unit to develop products, information technology unit to support external marketing, and a number of sales centres and permanent exhibitions in governorates. Moreover, the project aims to formalize these projects and stress care and participation from all government, civil and private sectors.


General Objectives:


  1. Professional and technical training for the home produced items through training programs and workshops.
  2. Providing financial support for productive families’ projects.
  3. Marketing home-made products by involving them in local and foreign exhibitions.
  4. Opening new marketing places for producing families and marketing them through vehicles distributed to the commercial complexes.
  5. Encouraging the private sector, companies and banks to purchase souvenirs from the products of the produced house, in addition to displaying them in the duty-free shop of Bahrain International Airport.
  6. Qualifying families and providing them with technical and craftsmanship skills through the production units, which are: productive kitchen, productive sewing, home farming, ceramics, likewise, through the workshops located in the Capital Complex: Ceramic Development Workshop, Jewellery Development Workshop, Centre for Development and Innovation, Information Technology Unit, Marketing Units, Productive Kitchen and Manufacturing Workshops at Sitra Complex for Productive Families.
 List of Productive Families Registered in the Ministry of Labour & Social Development

The Award of HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa for Encouraging Productive Families

Arab Day Report of Productive Families



Home Business License Application Form



Vocational and Technical Training:


Families are trained first on traditional handcrafts and professions such as sewing, embroidery, porcelain production, and food products. Moreover, they are trained on how to start a small project and develop it.
Such goals can be realized through:

(a) The productive units, including:

  1. Productive Kitchen
  2. Productive Sewing
  3. Home Farming
  4. Porcelain


(b) Training courses:

1.      Women's hairdressing

2.      Art of marketing

3.      Art of gift wrapping

4.      Workshop on the methods of preparing successful commercials

5.      Printing reports and translation

6.      Making traditional handmade products


(c) Workshops in the Capital Mall, including:

1.      Porcelain workshop

2.      Jewellery workshop.

3.      Development and Innovation Centre

4.      Information Technology Unit


(d) Sitra Complex for Productive Families:

1.      Marketing stores

2.      Productive kitchen

3.      Training programmes




In collaboration with the United Nations Developmental Program and a number of leading NGO’s in the Kingdom, the Ministry provides “MicroStart” funding program, in order to fund the families with the money they need to start their own projects.


Productive Units:


Through the community development centres spread throughout the Kingdom, a number of productive units are made available. These units work in the fields of porcelain, pottery, present production, and food products through the productive kitchen and the industrial sewing units.


Marketing the Products of Productive Families:


The national project for the development of productive families provides a number of services in the fields of product promotion and marketing through organizing an annual market for the products of these families, in addition to allow the productive families to showcase their products in exhibitions and markets that take place in the Kingdom and abroad. Also, the Ministry, in cooperation with a number of malls, provides places for the families’ products in these malls on temporary or permanent basis.
Furthermore, a permanent place for the families was opened at Bahrain International Airport in order to become a Centre for promoting families’ products for the Kingdom’s visitors and departing people.

Design and Innovation Centre:


The Ministry of Labour and Social Development is currently seeking to open up a design and innovation unit for the productive families in the Capital Mall, with the aim of developing their ideas and products. One of the cases of successful productive families’ projects is the “Al-Raha Factory’


Registration and Licensing of Productive Families:


The productive families can be registered by completing the “Productive Home” registration form that can be obtained from the Childhood and Family Development Department, or from any community Centre.
















































































































































































































































































































































































































































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