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PRESS RELEASE: ACESO — The New Face of “I Am A Girl”


WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2023 – ACESO, formerly known as “I Am A Girl,” is excited to

announce a new identity and renewed commitment to our mission of empowering women and girls in Eastern Uganda. With a fresh brand and expanded initiatives, ACESO aims to forge pathways, break barriers, and catalyze growth.

The name ACESO embodies the organization’s mission to mend societal wounds — inspired by the ancient deity Aceso who represented the process of healing. As ACESO, we are committed to addressing period poverty, reducing school dropout rates among girls, and uplifting our community through economic empowerment and health initiatives.

Introducing the New ACESO

1. New Website: With vibrant colors and bold designs, ACESO’s new website reflects its rejuvenated spirit and commitment to its mission. Visit the brand new website at

2. Fresh Social Media Presence: ACESO's new social media presence is now live! Connect with ACESO on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook at @ACESO_Community to stay updated on their initiatives and activities.

3. New Programs in Partnership with METGE: ACESO is thrilled to announce the launch of two new programs in partnership with METGE:

  • Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurship: This initiative empowers women entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses with eco-friendly practices.

  • The Green Club: ACESO is nurturing the environmental guardians of tomorrow by introducing tree-planting education programs and Green Club after-school activities for local students.

As ACESO we plan to add new programs to our portfolio, while continuing to sustain and expand our existing menstrual hygiene, economic empowerment, and mental health advocacy programs.

"We're excited about the transformative journey ahead as ACESO. The continued support of our community and partners is instrumental in fulfilling our mission. We're eager to continue making a positive impact, and we look forward to expanding our community in this new chapter," said Desire Kirabo, Executive Director at ACESO.


ACESO, formerly known as “I Am A Girl,” is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering women and girls in Uganda. ACESO works to break the cycle of period poverty, keep girls in school, and empower women with the financial tools to achieve economic independence. ACESO strives to create lasting change and improve the lives of women and girls in Uganda.

For more information, please visit or follow ACESO on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook at @ACESO_Community.


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