The mission of The Crane Centre is to provide Uganda's youth with job skills, training and career development opportunities in order to foster independence, leadership and a vision for their future. The Crane Centre is based on a foundation of faith in Christ.
The Crane Centre offers opportunities for exploration and growth in the Hospitality industry. The 2 year program offers 9 months on our campus and an additional 3 month work/study program at one of several local hotels, and a second year of improving skills. The program includes many areas of food service, including food preparation, computer training, Swahili, life skills and traditional arts and crafts. Our students graduate with a certificate upon completion, opening doors for gainful employment.
Welcome to The Crane Centre
Sandra Crane, founder of The Crane Centre, traveled to Uganda for several years with a mission group. During her visit in 2005, she felt the call to purchase property in the Mbarara area (the third largest town in Uganda). She conceived the idea of building a small guest house that would raise funds to create a campus where students would learn the hospitality industry.
Thanks to the generous support of our many donors, construction work on the main floor building is near completion. It includes a reception hall, classrooms, computer lab, restrooms, a large dining/conference room and a large commercial kitchen also designed for instruction. Landscaping was added, along with the construction of a gated entrance and attached guard house. The original education wing will be transformed into additional kitchen preparation space. We now serve at least 20 students at a time between a beginner class and an advanced second year class. Visit the News tab for highlights of current happenings at the Centre!
The vision for the future of the Crane Centre is to become self supporting and continue to provide expanded career training for Uganda's youth as a licensed and highly respected training center.
The Crane Centre is led by a US Board of Directors, a Ugandan Board of Directors and an excellent and highly skilled faculty and staff on campus.