Conyers Dill & Pearman has become a sponsor of Project Purple, a three year scholarship programme launched by the Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts in the Cayman Islands in conjunction with John Gray High School.
The aim of Project Purple is to make a positive difference in the future of the Cayman Islands by investing in young Caymanians at a critical time in their childhood development. Each year, 12 students from years 7 and 8 will be chosen to receive a three year scholarship based off of recommendations from the Principal and Learning Mentors of John Gray High School.
The programme is intended to equip students with important life skills by positively impacting personal attitude, behaviour and confidence. Not only can students expect to earn their black belt over the course of the three years, they will also go through a robust monitoring and evaluation process, which will provide invaluable insight into their development over time.
Commenting on the Scholarship, Conyers’ Partner Richard Fear said, “We are delighted to be associated with Project Purple. As a Firm, we keenly support the local communities in which we operate and are particularly focused on projects aimed at youth development. We are confident that students participating in Project Purple will benefit enormously from the positive guidance and training Shihan Floyd and his colleagues are providing and will emerge from the programme as disciplined, hardworking and self-confident individuals”.
Shihan Floyd, Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts and Founder of Project Purple said, “Offering scholarships is incredibly important both to me and the staff at Purple Dragon Cayman Islands. Partnering with John Gray is an amazing opportunity – not only will we help support the students and positively impact their lives but we will also track their progress through independent research, so we can make sure the project is as effective as possible”.
Students, and their parents, will undergo a rigorous interview process that will ensure their commitment, prior to being selected. The scholarship will span the course of eight years, integrating a total of 60 students into the Purple Dragon Martial Arts system.