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Hans Drews Arango, Institucion Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 13 November 2014

Institucion Educativa Hans Drews Arango was established in Cuba borough, part of the municipality of Pereira (Risaralda Province) by Decree No. 46 of 12 May 1962.
The institute is named after the local painter and architect Hans Drews Arango (1929-1961). Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of Universidad de Los Andes, he designed several important buildings in Bogotá, Pereira (Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira), Manizales, Pasto, Medellín, Cartagena and Cali.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided green-white-green. Green is a symbol of unity and hope. White is a symbol of harmony and peace.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 13 November 2014

Heladia Mejía, Colegio

"Colegio 'Heladia Mejía'" is located in Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, according to a photo taken during the "Juegos Institucionales" 2007, is horizontally divided white-yellow- green with the emblem of the institution in the middle.
The emblem of the institute is charged with a red shield bearing a golden lamp, the symbol of knowledge in the Christian tradition, surmonted by a cross.
Ivan Sache, 16 January 2004

Heraldo Romero Sánchez, Institución Educativa Municipal

image by Ivan Sache, 01 Septemeber 2017

Institución Educativa Municipal Heraldo Romero Sánchez is located in Pasto (Nariño). The lawyer and writer Heraldo Romero Sánchez (1948-1960) was a leader in the defense of civic rights in Nariño.

The flag of I.E.M. Heraldo Romero Sánchez is horizontally divided blue-red-gray with the institute's coat of arms in the center. Blue is a symbol of truth, harmony, sincerity and felicity. Red is a symbol of energy, virtue, power, force, passion, valor and boost. Gray is a symbol of stability and balance.
The coat of arms of I.E.M. Heraldo Romero Sánchez features a dove, as a symbol of peace, a hand, as a symbol of leadership, a gear wheel, as a symbol of commitment to work, a book, as a symbol of knowledge and perseverance, and volcano Galeras*, a symbol of greatness and force.
Source: Institute's Wiki

* Volcano Galeras (4,276 m), a stratovolcano with a large breached caldera located immediately west of the city of Pasto, is one of Colombia's most frequently active volcanoes. The dominantly andesitic Galeras volcanic complex has been active for more than 1 million years, and two major caldera collapse eruptions took place during the late Pleistocene. Long-term extensive hydrothermal alteration has affected the volcano. This has contributed to large-scale edifice collapse that has occurred on at least three occasions, producing debris avalanches that swept to the west and left a large horseshoe-shaped caldera inside which the modern cone has been constructed. Major explosive eruptions since the mid Holocene have produced widespread tephra deposits and pyroclastic flows that swept all but the southern flanks. A central cone slightly lower than the caldera rim has been the site of numerous small-to-moderate historical eruptions since the time of the Spanish conquistadors.
Source: Volcano World, Oregon State University
Ivan Sache, 01 Septemeber 2017

Hermanas Misioneras de la Consolata, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 14 January 2004

"Colegio Hermanas Misioneras de la Consolata" was founded on 6 February 1950 in Bogotá by the Consolata Missionaries.
The Institute of Consolata Missionaries was founded on 29 January 1901 in Turin (Italy) by Blessed Giuseppe Allamano (1851-1926), who subsequently founded the Congregation of the Consolata Missionaries in 1910.  The congregation settled in Colombia in 1950. See: <>.
The flag of the institute, according to photos and the description available on the institute website, is horizontally divided blue-white.
Blue is an invitation to transcendence, symbolizing the greatness and kindness of the blessed Virgin.
White represents the immaculated purity of the Blessed Virgin.
On photos taken during the Colours ceremony, the flag appears with a very pale blue shade, similar to the colour of the students' dress and much lighter than the blue shade of the nearby Colombian national flag.
Ivan Sache, 14 January 2004

Hernán Villa Baena, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 07 September 2014

Institución Educativa Hernán Villa Baena was established in Bello (Antioquia Department) in 1979. Originally part of Liceo Fernando Vélez, the institute was quickly relocated in the school of Playa Rica borough. IDEM Playa Rica was established by Decree No. 97 of 22 February 1981. The institute was renamed IDEM Hernán Villa Baena on 12 February 1999.
The institute is named for the Bello-born lawyer and judge Hernán Villa Baena (1912-1994).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white-blue. Red is a symbol of enthusiasm and aspiration to surpassing. White is a symbol of the opportunity to build a future based on individual and collective history. Blue is a symbol of affect and harmony.
Source: - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 07 September 2014

Hogar Mariano, Colegio Distrital

Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano, located in Barranquilla (Department of Atlántico), is managed by the congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy. The congregation was founded in the 19th century by the Italian nun St. María Josefa Rosello (1811-1880).
The flag of Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano, as shown graphically on the institute's website, is horizontally divided white-light blue with the emblem of the institute in the middle. Light blue represents the Virgin of Mercy. White represents force and peace.
The emblem of Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano is made of an open book placed over a yellow star. The blue writing "ESTUDIO" (left, "Study") / "CIENCIA" (middle, Science) / "Y LUZ" (right, "and Light") is placed in the lower half of the emblem. The emblem is surrounded by a blue ring charged with the white lettering "COLEGIO DISTRITAL HOGAR MARIANO" (top) / "BARRANQUILLA" (bottom). On the flag, as evidenced by a photo, the star is blue and the ring around the emblem is white, with a golden border and lettering.
Ivan Sache, 10 November 2010

Howard Gardner, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 27 June 2014

Colegio Howard Gardner was established on 24 November 2000 in Bogotá by Miguel Antonio Jiménez Peñaloza. The institute appears to be named for the developmental psychologist Howard Earl Gardner (b. 1943), Professor at Harvard University, best known for the theory of multiple intelligences.
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided white-blue. White represents peace and harmony. Blue represents the sky.
Ivan Sache, 27 June 2014

Humberto Raffo Rivera, Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial

image by Ivan Sache, 12 September 2014

Escuela de Artes y Oficios was established in Palmira (Valle Department) by Municipal Ordinance No. 13 of 2 June 1947. The institute was subsequently renamed Institución Educativa Técnica Industrial Humberto Raffo Rivera, as a tribute to the Representative Humberto Raffo Rivera, who had obtained plot for the new building of the institute and its official recognition as a "colegio".
Source: - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided blue-yellow-white with the institute's emblem in the middle. Blue is the colour of industry and industrial safety, as an  unbreakable chain of technical production processes. Yellow is the symbol of the goods and services obtained by the production processes, with emphasis on the final product and service offered to society. White is the symbol of academics and teaching of high productive level provided by the institute, in search for peace, and social interaction, and of service offered to the region by technical knowledge.
The emblem of the institute was designed in the 1970 in the workshop of technical industrial design. It has the shape of an individual protection against war in the Middle Ages. The upper part features an open book, as a symbol of knowledge, and an arm holding a hammer, as an allusion to force and work, the base of technical industrial education. The lower part features a cog wheel, as a symbol of industry, the source of income for the institute's alumni. The wheel is charged with a pair of compasses, a symbol of precision, a thunderbolt, and a torch, referring to light and energy, the inextinguishable sources of industrial spirit.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 12 September 2014