Prashant and Ben


Upcycling artist, Animal right activist, machine enthusiast. Kumar Prashant, CoFounder of the Vasudhaiva Ride is a leading waste-upcycling artist from India. He is cofounder of Rebirth, an upcycling design firm and of the Good Artists of Pune, an art initative to support local artists and develop socially relevant art culture and practice. A leading member of award winning racing teams, Prashant’s background in mechanical engineering, team building and community arts projects have led him to cohost international artist programs in Pune and lead several large scale projects of upcycling and art installations across India. Prashant is a passionate and active animal rights activist helping several NGO’s working for animals and building a shelter from waste. Prashant’s natural leadership and skills help to guide the projects and vision of the Vasudhaiva Ride.For more on Prashant, see the following links

Educator, organisations trainer, program designer.
Ben Reid-Howells, CoFounder of the Vasudhaiva Ride is an international educator and trainer. He has a degree in Interdisciplinary Sustainability and a background as an organisations and community trainer, wilderness guide and musician. From 2013-2016 Ben was based at Mahindra United World College of India where he developed the experiential service-learning department and led the Peace and Justice project-based learning stream. Ben is the founder of UWC’s Mindfulness Program and the Uniting for Peace Youth Festival (UPYF, 2017). He has trained youth, teachers and community groups in leadership skills, project design and peace-work in Canada, Guatemala, India and Nepal. On the Vasudhaiva Ride, Ben coordinates project partners, volunteers, and manages communications: building the global network that makes our work possible.For more on Ben, see the following links