Manama, Mar. 27(BNA): Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and Supreme Council for Women (SCW) President stressed Bahrain’s keenness on launching initiatives to increase families’ revenues, strengthen their stability and consolidate their contribution to the national economy. She underlined continuous efforts to develop programmes and projects targeting productive families to ensure their sustainability, development and competitiveness.
She made the statement as she attended this evening the distribution of prizes to winners of the 12th edition of HRH Princess Sabeeka's Award for Productive Families and the fifth on the Arab level. The prize-distribution ceremony was held at the Sharifa Al-Awadhi Club for Children and Youth in Riffa. The family of Essam Abdulla Mohammed Hadi, which is specialised in making luxury coffee blends won the Best Productive Family Prize on the local. On the Arab level, the Best Productive Family prize, went to the Family of Zahra Nadhr Al-Shatti (Kuwait), which speciliazes in producing exquisite perfumes.
The Best Product Prize was awarded, on the Arab level, to Egyptian Mariam Azmi Azer, who specializes in leather products. The same prize went to Bahraini Manal Mohammed Ali Mohammed who specialised in innovative home farming. Dar Al-Atta’a Society (Oman) and Jordan’s Ministry of Social Development were the co-winners of the Best Productive Families Sponsor Award on the Arab level. On the local level, the Small and Medium Enterprises Society was awarded the prize as best sponsor of productive families in Bahrain.
HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa then opened an exhibition showcasing the products of Bahraini Productive Families, which aims at encouraging low-income households to launch small projects, encourage talents and hone their skills. She was briefed was briefed about outstanding projects which included textiles and heritage-based industries, in addition to local dishes and sweets. Other Arab projects are also showcased in the exhibition.
HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa commended the quality of the projects launched by Bahrain productive families, which integrate modern technologies to market their items online and promote them in Bahrain and abroad. She lauded the dedicated efforts exerted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development to promote Bahraini productive families, launch quality training programmes, provide them with venues and develop partnerships with the private sector to market their products. The exhibition which will open tomorrow, Thursday, to the public, from 9 am till 8 pm. On Friday, it will open from 4 pm until 8 pm. On Saturday, the exhibition will open its doors from 9 am until 8 pm.
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BNA 1707 GMT 2019/03/27