Elozi Lomponda is an Education Activist, Youth and Women Advocate, Professional in Foreign Policy, who has founded DLSP, a Charity enabling young people and women living in areas located near the Congo River (rural localities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) to access quality education and training in order to build a better future for themselves.
Elozi is a Belgian citizen with congolese roots. She was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium. When she was a teenager, she asked her parents to let her study in a high school of Kinshasa, the capital of DRC, because she wanted to reconnect with her motherland. Her parents agreed and during those crucial years, she was able to see the beauty and incredible potential of Africa and sworn to herself that when she would get older, she would work to improve her country and continent.
After her graduation she moved back to Brussels for her studies, got a Bachelor’s degree in Belgian Business Law (EPHEC, Brussels) and went to Scotland where she got a Bachelor’s degree in European Business Law (University of Abertay, Dundee). After graduating, she completed her curriculum with a master’s degree from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).
Since 2013 she holds a position at the Private Office of the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Defense of the Kingdom of Belgium, H.E.Mr. Dider Reynders.
In 2015, it was the news that nine school children had died when their canoe overturned on the Congo River that spurred her to set up the Charity DLSP. She went back to the Congo with her team to see how they could have a positive impact. They conducted many researches on the ground. Few months later, DLSP, a Charity that enables young people and women living in areas located near the Congo River to access quality education and training in order to build a better future for themselves, was born.
Helping the African Youth reach its full potential locally is her mission, it’s her passion. She is convinced that it is only by improving the living conditions of rural populations that (the so called) migration crises will be solved.
Elozi has been a guest speaker at the University of Yale and the University of Warwick where she has had the opportunity to advocate for the causes close to her heart.