In 1985 a study grant was made available to Wreston Charles Ankoh, a Ghanaian youth, to enable him to travel to Durban to further his Vedic studies. He lived in Durban for a year and learnt the main principles of Hinduism, the performance of Hawan and other sanskars. He pursued further studies through the Vedic Priests Academy and was successful in his studies. He was inducted as a Vedic priest and was robed with the official gown of the Academy. Pundit Ankoh is the only known Vedic priest of African origin on the entire continent of Africa. He is involved in propagating the Vedic Dharma under the auspices of the Vedic Mission in Accra.