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Tucker McCravy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1994 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he worked towards a double major in French and English Literature.  Tucker applied to the Peace Corps in 1994 and was assigned to Sri Lanka where he lived for 3 ½ years.  During his tenure in the Peace Corps he worked as a lecturer, teacher trainer, primary and secondary school teacher, and curriculum consultant for the local Department of Education.

Tucker thereafter taught English as a Second Language in India, Thailand, Japan, and Benin.  He collaborated with local counterparts to create innovative training programs in the area of youth development, information technology, peace education, and English as a Second Language.  Based on these experiences Tucker founded Serendib (www.serendib.us) in South Carolina in 2001.  Serendib is an international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students in underprivileged countries through access to English language education and information technology.  The organization is currently operational in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Benin and has received its first government grant from USAID to conduct Peace Education Camps for the students and teachers of Sri Lanka. 

Recently in 2005 Tucker received an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a concentration in International Education Policy.  Thereafter in the summer of 2005 Serendib, with the assistance of Oxfam Great Britain, conducted its 9th Annual nationwide Peace Education Camp in Sri Lanka.  Tucker is presently working as a consultant on teacher trainings in Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Benin.

Tucker has four sisters living in South Carolina at the moment, and is proud to have three nieces and three nephews.

TUCKER MCCRAVY IN THE PRESS:

He’s Made a Career Out of Making a Difference
Columbia Man on Mission to Help Devastated Areas
Treating the Soul
Fostering Peace through Education in Sri Lankan Communities