Christ’s Outreach on Disabilities (CODISA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a year-long initiative called “40 Projects for 40 Years.”

Founded in 1984, CODISA began with a focus on assisting people with physical disabilities. It has since evolved into a standalone non-profit organization (NGO) addressing a broader range of needs.

Originally linked with the Chapel of the Healing Cross Idi-araba and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital/CMUL, CODISA has emerged as a prominent advocate for inclusion and empowerment. The organization now supports over 40 care facilities and institutions, providing essential services to people with disabilities and other marginalized groups.

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“In Nigeria, an estimated 29 million people with disabilities navigate the world with diverse abilities. This diversity provides a unique opportunity of untapped potential, waiting to contribute to Nigeria’s progress. At CODISA, we are championing a future where disability is not seen as a limitation, but a strength,” said Amos Adeyeye, Chairman of the Board.

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One of CODISA’s notable achievements is the establishment of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Nigeria (SCIAN), which aids individuals with spinal cord injuries in living more independently.

Over the past four decades, CODISA has undertaken more than 500 projects. These include building and renovating hostels and classrooms, providing equipment, and delivering palliative and life-saving medical care, all aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. The dedication of CODISA’s staff and volunteers, along with support from donors, has been central to its success.

The organization remains committed to ongoing collaboration with local and international partners to create a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive.

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As CODISA begins its next chapter as an independent NGO under the leadership of CEO Mr. Ladi Sole, it remains steadfast in its commitment to empowerment, compassion, and social change.