About Us

We are Uplift Learning

Hello & Welcome

Founded in 2018, Uplift Learning is a South African-based company driven by a passion for transforming the traditional approach to education and empowering students to reach their full potential. We offer innovative training courses that are designed to address the core learning challenges faced by students, rather than simply providing subject-specific tutoring.

Our workshops and one-on-one coaching programs provide students with the essential skills they need to tackle any problem with confidence and ease. We focus on teaching students how to learn, equipping them with transferable skills that will benefit them throughout their academic and professional careers. In addition to supporting students, we also provide invaluable insights to parents, offering guidance and advice on how they can best support their child’s learning journey.

Our approach to skills learning is holistic and tailored to each individual student, ensuring that they receive the support and guidance they need to succeed. By focusing on building essential learning skills, we have helped countless students overcome their academic challenges and achieve their goals.

Join us on this journey to transform the way students learn, and unlock your child’s full potential today.


To be represented in every school in every city world wide


To eradicate homelessness through the empowerment of people

Our purpose is to offer educational services to parents and schools, making the journey through the education phase smoother and more successful for families. This way, we aim to contribute positively to reducing unemployment rates and advancing the Kingdom through the success of children in all their endeavors.

We work and play by this philosophy:

“Legacy is not leaving something FOR people; it’s leaving something IN people”

About our Founder / CEO

Kay Leslie

My story began just about two decades ago when I left the safety and comfort of South Africa. I left everything that I had known and began an adventure in foreign lands and their cultures. My aim while away from home was to discover what I was really passionate about in life. I wanted to learn what values drove my life forward and how to articulate my experiences to others. I wanted to share everything that I had learnt.

While in India I learnt about the power of joy and the strength derived from the endurance due to hardship. Later in Japan I came to understand how balance is a way of life, not just a destination. In the cold and moody climate of England I understood the true meaning of heritage. This really showed me how living with purpose can enable a person to change the world.  To sum it up, on my journey I discovered what life meant to me and I really stood in awe of people who were making a difference in their communities and beyond. That is what inspired me to start Uplift Learning.

Uplift Learning was founded so that it could assist people to understand their passions and how to make change practical. I love to see people grow into taking their passions and making them a reality for themselves. From that moment when a person understands HOW to learn a skill, whether it be a technical subject or a relational skill, to the point where they can grow in their purpose.

Having a goal to work toward, I need to get practical in my journey. I realized that to be an effective trainer I needed to be SETA approved first. This meant I could become a behavioural specialist that was qualified in Nero-linguistic Programming (NLP) practices.  This big step led to me being able to start Uplift Learning. This is a platform that has distilled all my experiences and professional background into practical and actionable knowledge that will help you take that next step in your journey to improving yourself.

My desire is to help each and every person who is wanting to improve themselves. To help them understand what their goals are and how to create actionable steps that can get them to those goals. It is not easy to step out of one’s comfort zone, but having a clear plan of improvement will make the difficult effort worth it. I would encourage you to have a look at the workshops we have. We have a variety of topics that we cover that are suitable for high-school students, parents and everyone in general – our courses will not exclude anyone. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

As the CEO of this organisation, I want to share some important aspects of my personal journey and values that shape the ethos of our company.

My Christian faith is a vital part of who I am, and it deeply influences the way I lead and the principles that guide our work. I firmly believe in the power of transparency and want to be open about my Christian background, while also respecting and valuing the diverse beliefs held by each individual we serve.

The values derived from my faith, such as kindness, integrity, compassion, and respect, are fundamental to Uplift Learning. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students feel valued and empowered to reach their full potential.

At Uplift Learning, we celebrate diversity and welcome students from all walks of life, regardless of their personal beliefs. It is our commitment to provide an atmosphere that fosters growth and promotes academic excellence, while ensuring that everyone feels respected and included.

As the CEO, it is my sincere hope that through my actions and words, I can positively impact your educational journey and contribute to your personal development, irrespective of your individual beliefs. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to reach out to me. I am here to support you on your path to academic growth and success.

We are Certified !

Uplift Learning has qualifications from various SETA-registered institutions in South Africa as well as the United Kingdom.