principal Aisha Janahi said the school would continue to hold the event every year.
The two have signed a land purchase agreement, with Diyar Al Muharraq represented at the signing ceremony by chairman Abdulhakim Alkhayyat, managing director ref Hejres and chief executive Dr Maher Al Shaer while ARKIS
was represented by board member Tariq bin Abdul Latif Kanoo, along with Mubarak Atwi, Abdul Samad Abu Baker and Sunil Raj.
Fundraising efforts for the Kenyan school children was led by ARKIS pupils and the school community and a series of activities organised to raise money for such programmes in recent years.
ARKIS pupils visited the school's main dormitory where they donated mattresses to the children.
As well as engaging in cultural activities with the Kenyan pupils, such as friendly football games, attending classes and dance performances, some ARKIS students visited an orphanage, home to more than 100 children.
Money raised by ARKIS fundraising events was donated to the orphanage to better equip the building and provide food for orphans.
It follows similar visits by ARKIS students to Tanzania, Zanzibar and Vietnam.
As well as helping children in Kenya, it is hoped both sets of students will learn from each other - with ARKIS pupils attending classes at the school and a football match being organised between teams from ARKIS and the Kenyan school.
ARKIS students will also provide food for all 600 students at the Kenyan school.
On their return, the ARKIS students will put together a photo exhibition of their experiences to raise awareness about poverty and the importance of cultural exchange.