Six months ago, Aduni Kids was formed by Delisa McPherson and Juliette Zelime after the two friends wanted to combine their passions for working with children and creativity respectively. This is the second project on which the two are collaborating. The first project, Ambush Entertainment, involves more people but Aduni is owned and run by the two ladies.
Aduni is a Yoruba, a majority tribe in Nigeria, name that means something sweet/sweetheart. “It was my business partner’s idea to use the name because she thought it was a fit for the business,” says McPherson. The other reasons they picked the name was because its McPherson’s second name and easy to remember.
McPherson, British, first came to Beijing in 2010 but has been a resident in Beijing for the last 15 months studying advanced Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Seychellois Zelime has lived in Beijing for 8 years studying visual communication and is currently pursuing her master’s in Art and Design.
According to the duo, Aduni offers children the chance to discover different a culture through such creative outlets as arts and crafts. The company will be hosting different workshops at various locations depending on the needs of the workshops in Shunyi and downtown.
“We felt it our duty to create a platform whereby children can express themselves freely using art while learning about other cultures. Our motto is: Educate, Entertain, Elevate. These workshops are opened to schools, private groups, and individuals. We are more than happy to share so people are able to book our services if required,” says Zelime.
They kicked off their first workshop on December 17 in Shunyi with a Christmas crafting workshop.
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