Dometi Pongo began taking groups of people of African descent on cultural retreats in Ghana in 2016. The work earned Pongo the “Ambassador Award” from the Chicago Chapter of the Nigerian American Professionals Association and the “Catalyst of Hope Award” from the VLA World Scholars Program.

After four trips, close to 70 people have become connected through a shared life-changing experience. Here’s a glimpse of that experience through the eyes of a 2019 travel group.

This short was edited by Killiad Films & GoldenPerspectiveTV for Pongo Strategy Group, Inspirational Perspective & Farmer Brown Media. Footage was captured by Kwame Black with production logistics managed by Agnes Ntow.