Ishee Academic Youth Foundation (IsAYF) is a newly established, faith based youth education focused Youth Non-governmental organization. It was first dully registered with PACRA in 2010 under the Companies and Patents Act Cap 388 of the Laws of Zambia, and in 2011 re-registered under the Registrar of the Societies of Zambia.
The overall goal is to promote self-reliance of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) through education and to further contribute to society by way of reduction in the impact and spread of HIV/AIDS as well as reduction and prevention of illicit activities (crime/theft; alcoholism, prostitution) which are the main outcomes of failure to acquire education especially formal education due to lack of support. Furthermore, the programme seeks to improve the standard of living of OVCs by equipping (empowering) them with income generating skills through training and motivation.
It has a constitution and a board of executive members headed by the founder member Mr. M.J. Manenga as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and all management committee members are democratically chosen.