IYASA has become a household name in Zimbabwe and also established themselves into an internationally recognized organization and ambassadors of African performing arts through projects and performances locally, regionally and internationally. These include U.S.A, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Czech Republic, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, Slovakia, and U.K, Japan, Taiwan Mexico, Montenegro, Italy, Lichtenstein and Croatia among others.
IYASA is an abbreviation for INKULULEKO YABATSHA SCHOOL OF ARTS which translates to FREEDOM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE SCHOOL OF ARTS. Their motto is 'there goes the morning star' a pun on the name IYASA which in Ndebele also means sunrise and the fact that their ideal is to bring light and opportunity to young and youthful artistes just like the morning star that heralds day after night.
Iyasa is committed to also improving and promoting theatre for young people and by young people. Through their workshop programme Isiphiwo Sami talent Search and development they train scholars and teachers in secondary and high schools in various theatre and other art genres. An average of 40 schools take part every year.
In order to sustain the school and its members Iyasa performs theatre productions, music and dance productions, poetry, public shows, at leisure places, at weddings, collaborations, promotions, advertisements, road shows, co-operate functions, festivals, commissioned and thematised work, social campaigns and also records music and films. IYASA are simply put: The brand that fits the occasion. For them no occasion, event or project is deemed too small or too big in capacity. They are versatile.