A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers
- Pink Floyd
In July, the Outdoor Journal introduced Vasudhaiva Ride.
Below, you will find an update, but if you missed the first article, then you can find it here. The moment Felix arrived at the Bihar Project of the Vasudhaiva Ride, he heard a familiar Colombian greeting: “Bienvenidos parcero!” Felix was far from Colombia, but felt at home. He was in India, to join Prashant and Ben's team as they built a model for resilient housing in Arrah, Bihar, one of India's poorest regions. "I think the Vasudhaiva Ride opened a new world for me; instead of living as a tourist, I was suddenly living and working side by side with a local community." Once he had arrived at the project, Felix met other volunteers who shared a common vision: to create a skills learning centre to offer a new future to the local people of Arrah: a building that grows its own food, sources renewable energy, cleans its own waste water and is made of hybrid materials. [caption id="attachment_10342" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Photo: Vasudhaiva Ride[/caption] Not backed by a company or government, Prashant and Ben built projects in Rajasthan and Bihar that have an incredible story of volunteers behind them. Ben and Prashant, co-founders of the Vasudhaiva Ride, had both volunteered in their own communities back home, and knew that there was potential to harness the power of collective will in these projects.