The Dr Bettye Bouey-Yates Educational Foundation, was established to enrich the educational experience of school children in South Africa. The Foundation began informally in 1998 after a visit to South Africa by a group of tourists led by Bettye Yates. The group, while touring near Durban, expressed an interest in visiting a primary school. Their guide took them to the Christianenberg Primary School in Claremont, Kwa Zulu-Natal. The school was historically significant, in that it was the first school to be established for African children in the black township of Claremont. Dating from 1884, the school was built on mission land by Lutheran missionaries.
“South Africa… you are the best!! My group, consisting of 45 tourists
from Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, and Mississippi, had the opportunity to visit
South Africa in November 2014. Despite the Ebola outbreak scare and our
misconceptions about the virus and taking this trip, our fears were calmed
through the professionalism and support provided by the SA staff of Yates
We recommend anyone wanting to travel to SA…do it! We have no regrets and
never, ever thought about Ebola , as it is not in that country.
Matter-of-fact, we look forward with great anticipation to returning in the
very near future and continuing our exploration of this country’s rich
history. Thanks Craig, Diane, and Greg for our South African experience.”
- Earline Keys, Travel Agent, Waco, TX