Abdulrahman Kanoo Education Group (ARKEG) and its Board of Trustees (BOT) signed a further agreement to enhance its belief in being innovative within education and continuing to support the late Founders, vision. This agreement will add a further layer to the already existing practices already existing within both ARKIS and ARKS Diyar. This includes the recycling of paper and plastic collection, school’s paperless policy and the support and maintenance of the greenery and landscape.
In the presence of the BOT and senior leadership of CleanMax, a 25 year agreement was signed between ARKIS and CleanMax, with the completion of the project being ready for the next academic year. It will foster ideas, initiatives and teaching opportunities for our students, along with specific shading. Approximately 500 kWp will be generated peak per hour via the solar panels, such a system is expected to generate a total of 800, 000 kWh units of electricity in the first year. Going solar reduces ARKiS CO2 emissions by 364 tons annually, which is equivalent to removing 77 cars off the roads of Bahrain or planting 4,440 palm trees annually.
Speaking on behalf of the school, Mr. Hussain Mirza- Head of Estates at ARKIS notes, “All these missions and initiatives should contribute as much as possible to nurture our future generation to succeed in their academic side and also, they should focus their responsibilities towards our mother nature. We want to be an example to our students and our community to demonstrate our responsibility to conserve and contribute our best effort on our part to ensure that our future generations have a place to live peacefully without fully exploiting our natural resources. Therefore, as an ARKS family we are happy to announce that we are the first school on the island to focus entirely on renewable energy sources to reduce our carbon footprint.”