The Dr. Bettye Bouey Yates Educational Foundation funds its projects from memberships, the generous contributions of outside donors and from travelers who visit the schools it supports while on tour in South Africa as part of the Foundation’s partnership with the Yates Tours South Africa program. A portion of the cost of the tour for each traveler is donated to the Foundation and then disbursed to the schools.
Since the first “South African Adventure” with Dr. Bettye Bouey Yates in 1996, travelers have visited sites in Johannesburg, Soweto, Sun City, Durban, and Cape Town. Travelers on Yates Tours have gone to Constitutional Hill, visited the Apartheid Museum and the Lesedi Cultural village, met with the Queen Mother of the Royal Bafokeng, visited with children and staff of a Soweto orphanage, met with Bishop Desmond Tutu, visited Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island and visited the Foundation’s first adopted township school – The Christianenburg Primary School. Some travelers having enough energy left were able to take an added side trip to see Victoria Falls. Yates Tours has taken over 1500 travelers on a once-in-a-lifetime, spectacular South African Adventure and have taken others to other countries around the world. Yates Tours works closely with the Foundation to provide for students at the public primary schools it supports. The Yates Tours South Africa program continues on.