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image by Eugene Ipavec, 4 September 2006
coat of arms
image by Eugene Ipavec, 4 September 2006
The Colombian University "Universidad EAFIT"
Universidad EAFIT <www.eafit.edu.co>
- This institution was established in 1960 by entrepreneurs of
the city of Medellin called ANDI
(Asociación Nacional de Industriales - National Industry
with the help of a American University. EAFIT stands for Escuela
de Administración y Finanzas e Instituto Tecnológico
(Administration and Finance School and Technology Institute). The
colors of the flag were taken from this American University. The
cog wheel on the Coat of Arms has twelve cogs. They stand for the
twelve Engineering Programs that were established. The pyramid is
a traditional symbol for Administration, or a better business
term: Management, introduced by Max Weber. And inside the
foundation date, 1960.
Source: Graduation photographs taken back in 2004 by the company Foto Grisales, located in Medellín
E.R., 4 September 2006
Max Weber, together with Emile Durkheim, is considered one of
the founders of modern sociology.
Ron Lahav, 22 February 2007
EAFIT University commemorated its 50 anniversary yesterday (http://www.eafit.edu.co/50/index.php).
During the celebration of this date, a speech by the current Director of the
institution, one can see a
picture which shows a variant
flag of EAFIT University on the left and the variant with
coat of arms of the flag of the Department of
Esteban Rivera, 5 May 2010
This past weekend EAFIT University celebrated its 50th anniversary (
), and I got the chance to see a
variant of the reported flag. It is the same color scheme (yellow over blue), the only thing different, is the alternate logo.
This flag can be seen also in a speech given by U.S. Under Secretary of State James Steinberg, held at this University.
http://www.eafit.edu.co/agencia-noticias/historico-noticias/2010/octubre/Paginas/cooperacion-contra-drogas-continuara-colombia-estados-unidos-eafit.aspx (EAFIT University news report)
and http://www.cmi.com.co/?nt=53301 (CM& tv news).
Esteban Rivera, 26 October 2010
image by Ivan Sache, 5 February 2009
"Colegio 'Eduardo Carranza'" was created in
Villavicienco, Department of Meta, on 2 December 1985 (Decree No.
The institute is named after the poet Januario Eduardo Carranza Fernández (1913-1985). Professor and diplomat, Carranza was a precursor of the "Piedra y Cileo" (Stone and Sky) movement; he translated into Spanish poems by Verlaine, Éluard and Apollinaire.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is white with five green-red-green-red-green, diagonal stripes in the lower left and upper right corners and the monogram of the institute, made of the red letters "EC" outlined in green, in the upper left corner.
The monogram also appears on the emblem of the institute, placed on a white triangle with a green border.
Ivan Sache, 5 February 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 06 August 2014
Institución Educativa Eduardo Fernández Botero was established in Amalfi
(Antioquia Department) by National Resolution No. 5,547 of 15 October 1960, as
Colegio Sagrada Familia. The current name of the institute was adopted by
Departmental Resolution No. 3,934 of 22 November 1989. The institute is named
for the lawyer Eduardo Fernández Botero (1905-1974), elected Mayor of Medellín
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-red.
Photos - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 06 August 2014
"Colegio 'Eduardo Santos'" is located at Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, according to a photo shown on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided dark red-silver with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
he circular emblem of the institute shows on a white background two hands holding a tree and two grain heads - or rice panicles, surrounded by the black writing "CENTRO EDUCATIVO DISTRITAL" (top) / "EDUARDO SANTOS" (bottom). The emblem is bordered, from outside to inside, by a thin red ring, a thicker ring horizontally divided dark red-silver, like the flag, and charged with the writing "REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA" (top, white) / "CREADO IN NOVIEMBRE DE 1996" (bottom, black), and a yellow thinner ring.
Ivan Sache, 16 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 03 September 2017
Colegio Ekklesia is a Christian educational institute based in Cali. The
Bolivian evangelist pastor Julio César Ruibal (1953-1995), aka the apostle of
the Andes, and his wife, Ruth Ruibal, established in 1974 in La Paz the Ekklesia
Bolivian Christian Center, today with 23,000 members. They moved in 1978 to Cali,
where they founded the Ekklesia colombian Christian Center. After the murder of
her husband, Ruth Ruibal succeeded him as the senior pastor of the church.
Colegio Ekklesia, established in 1981, has been approved by the Colombian
government for a curriculum based on Biblical principles and values.
Source: Julio C. Ruibal Ministries website
The church and school are named for the Greek word ἐκκλησία, originally the citizen's assembly in ancient Athens. Its Latin counterpart, "ecclesia", was used by the early Christians; the word was translated to French ("église"), Spanish ("església"), Catalan ("església"), Italian ("igreja"), Portuguese ("igreja"), and Esperanto ("eklezio") to designate both the church as a building and as a Christian community on a local or global scale.
The flag of Colegio Ekklesia was designed by Laura Cristina Vásquez Ramos, student in 8th grade in 2006-2007. She won a contest organized by the Student's Council and validated by the Academic Council. The proposed flags had to account for the school's philosophy and representative colours: white and wine-red.
The flag is horizontally divided white and wine-red by a thin wavy yellow stripe. A golden yellow torch stands in the middle of the flag. The name of the institute, "Colegio Ekklesia" is written in win-red letters in the white stars, in a slightly arched pattern.
White represents God's holiness and purity. Wine-red represents the blood shed by Jesus on the cross for salvation. The yellow stripe represents the resources offered by God.
The torch represents the source of light that anyone shall be for the sake of mankind, in a life dedicated to God. The torch is fed with oil, the symbol of the Holy Ghost that revives fire in our heart.
Source: School website
Ivan Sache, 28 March 2016
image by Ivan Sache, 29 June 2014
Colegio El Carmelo is located in Bogotá.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-coffee brown. White is a symbol of purity. Coffee brown is a symbol of austerity, and also the colour of the Carmelite cloak.
Source: http://www.colegioelcarmelo.edu.co/quienes-somos/nuestro-colegio/escudo-simbolo-himno - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 29 June 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 01 September 2017
Institución Educativa El Cusiana is located in Tauramena (Casanare). The
institute is made of the principal seat, located in El Cusiana, and of another
four seats located in La Iquía, San Carlos, Los Yaguaros and La Primavera.
The flag of I.E. El Cusiana is horizontally divided yellow-green with a white triangle placed along the hoist and ending at the fly's midpoint.
Source: Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 01 September 2017
image by Ivan Sache, 08 November 2014
Colegio El Divino Niño was established in 1960 in Santa Marta (Magdalena
Department) by Berta Riascos de Delvalle.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-white-blue. Yellow is a symbol of intellectual resources and of knowledge. White is a symbol of the student's spiritual values. Blue is a symbol of the academic, religious, cultural, artistic, and sporting spirit of the students.
Ivan Sache, 08 November 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 17 October 2014
Escuela Normal Superior El Jardín de Risaralda is located in El Jardín
borough, part of the municipality of Pereira (Risaralda Department).
The flag of the institute is prescribed in the institute's Etiquette Guidebook as horizontally divided yellow-white-green. Yellow is a symbol of resources and capacity in institutional growth through pedagogy, humanities, and science. Yellow represents the light that guides the path of the new teachers appointed by Colombia for the education of its children. White is a symbol of the clarity of philosophical, pedagogic, and scientific thinking. Green is a symbol of hope. The green stripe is the sum of the yellow and white stripes, as a symbol of integration of the children and the teachers.
Ivan Sache, 17 October 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 16 January 2009
"Colegio El Jazmín" is located in Bogotá, in the
borough of Puente Aranda, named after a bridge built in the 16th
century on a marshy plot near river Chinua, then owned by Juan de
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is white with a green border.
Ivan Sache, 16 January 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 08 September 2014
Institución Educativa El Mamón is located in the village of El Mamón, part of
the municipality of Corazol (Sucre Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-white-red.
Source: http://www.ieelmamon.corozal-sucre.gov.co/es/inicio - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 08 September 2014
"Colegio El Minuto de Buenos Aires" is located at
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided white-light blue with six yellow stars placed in an ascending diagonal pattern, with increasing size from bottom to top.
Ivan Sache, 27 January 2009
"Colegio El Porvenir" is located in Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, as shown on a photo available on the website of the institute displayed between the flags of Colombia and Bogotá (with a small coat of arms), is horizontally divided white- green with a triangle horizontally divided yellow-red (recalling the flag of Bogotá) placed along the hoist and the emblem of the institute in the middle. The emblems seem to have the same size on the three flags.
The emblem of the institute is a red disk with a yellow border, filled with the stylized letters IED / EP. "IED" stands for "Institución Educativa Distrital", the official name of all the institutes of that kind located in the Federal District of Bogotá. However, most of them seem to prefer the old, simpler "Colegio" name, for common use.
Ivan Sache, 15 December 2009
image by Ivan Sache, 04 August 2014
Liceo Pedagógico El Recreo is located in Bosa (Bogotá).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided gray-white. Gray is a symbol of independence, self-sufficiency, and self-control. White is a symbol of light, surpassing, and knowledge.
Source: http://liceopedagogico.wix.com/elrecreo#!bandera/cxht - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 04 August 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 24 July 2014
Colegio El Rosario was established in San Gil (Santander Department) by the
Congregation of the Dominican Daughters of Our Lady of Nazareth. The
congregation, founded by the Colombian nun María Sara del Santísimo Sacramento
(1902-1980), was recognized locally on 30 March 1964, affiliated to the Order of
St. Dominic on 15 April 1964, and approved by the Holy See on 2 February 1975.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue. The union of the two colours is a symbol of the Eucharistic-Marian spirituality. White is a symbol of purity and cleanness of the spiritual life fed by the Eucharist, the Verb and the Christian Way of Life. Blue is a symbol of Mary.
http://www.colegioelrosario.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=15:simbolos-institucionales&Itemid=133 - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 24 July 2014
image by Ivan Sache, 03 November 2014
Escuela Rural El Zaque was established on 4 May 1992 in the village of El
Zaque, part of the municipality of Pasca (Cundinamarca Department). The school
is affiliated with Escuela Normal Superior Nuestra Senora de Incarnación, also
located in Pasca.
The symbols of the school, adopted on 4 May 2007, were designed by Jesús Sánchez, from the Alto del Molino hamlet, who won the contest organized among the parents.
The flag of the school is horizontally divided white-green with the school's emblem in the middle. White is a symbol of purity, innocence, and peace. Green is a symbol of the village's emblematic mountain and of the aspirations of the farmers.
The emblem of the school is divided green-white according to the ascending diagonal. The left part features the sun rising above Mount El Zaque, and, beneath, a hut recalling the early inhabitants of the place. The right part is charged with the name of the village.
Source: http://normaldepasca.edu.co/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Historia_Escuela_el_Zaque2008.pdf - History of Escuela El Zaque
Ivan Sache, 03 November 2014