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Agroindustrial, Instituto Cooperativo

image by Ivan Sache, 11 March 2017

Instituto Cooperativo Agroindustrial (ICTA) originates in Colegio Departamental Helena Olózaga de Echavarría, established in 1985 in the Paulo VI borough, Puente de Piedra, Madrid, Cundinamarca Department. Its branch dedicated to agriculture and cattle-breeding, Instituto Cooperativo Técnico Agropecuario Helena Olózaga de Echavarría, was transferred in 2004 to Corporación Educativa Minuto de Dios, a corporation founded in 1958 by Father Rafael García Herreros Unda (1909-1992) , which manages 24 educational institutes all over Colombia, and renamed to its current name. - Institute's website

The flag of ICTA is horizontally divided yellow-green with a white ascending diagonal stripe all over. - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 11 March 2017

Agustín Codazzi, Colegio Nacional

image by Ivan Sache, 16 June 2018

Colegio Nacional Agustín Codazzi was established in April 1968.
The flag of Colegio Nacional Agustín Codazzi is horizontally divided green-white.
Green is a symbol of faith and stoic and incommensurate work.
White is a symbol of purity and peace.
Source: Manual de Convivencia
Ivan Sache, 16 June 2018

Agustín Fernández, Colegio Distrital

image by Ivan Sache, 15 January 2004

"Colegio Distrital 'Agustín Fernández'", located in Bogotá, is named after Agustín Fernández (1879-1908), a pioneer of telegraph in Colombia, murdered in Bogotá. In 1929, his father, Francisco Javier Fernández Bello, offered a plot of land for the building of a rural school to be named after his defunct son.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-blue. Blue, on the first stripe, represents the light enlightening the way to knowledge, triggering creativity and facilitating communication. White represents peace, respect and tolerance. Blue, on the second stripe, represents love and knowledge transmitting energy and tranquility.
Ivan Sache, 15 January 2004

Agustín Parra, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2014

Colegio San Agustín was established in 1937 in Simijaca (Cundinamarca Department), on a plot bequeathed to the municipality by Agustín Parra "to provide education and Christian instruction to the children of my family and to other young people, children of poor parents with recognized worthiness". In 1940, the school was reorganized and renamed Colegio María Auxiliadora, and, in 1953, Colegio Agustín Parra. Institución Educativa Agustín Parra was established by Resolution 3,770 of 6 November 2004, as the merger of Institución Educativa Integrada Agustín Parra, Concentración Urbana La Estación, Concentración Urbana Manuel Briseño, Concentración Urbana Antonio Nariño, Concentración Urbana Policarpa Salavarrieta, Escuela Rural Aposentos Cristales, Escuela Rural Don Lope No. 2, Escuela Rural Don Lope No. 1, Escuela Rural El Fical, Escuela Rural El Juncal, Escuela Rural El Ruchical, Escuela Rural El Santuario, Escuela Rural Peña Blanca, Escuela Rural San Francisco, Escuela Rural San José, Escuela Rural San Rafael, and Escuela Rural Aposentos Taquira.
The flag of the institute, designed in 1983 by Juan Murcia Varela, is green with a white triangle placed along the hoist and reaching the fly. Green represents the pastures and the fields, and is a symbol of hope. White is a symbol of honesty, frankness, and enthusiasm.
Source: - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 27 September 2014

Agustina Ferro, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 29 June 2014

Colegio Agustina Ferro was established in Ocaña (Norte del Santander Department) by Departmental Ordinance No. 46 of 30 November 1961. Decree No. 855, adopted in 2002, merged Colegio Agustina Ferro, Colegio de Educación media Fatima, Escuela Simón Bolivar and Escuela el Carmen to form Institución Educativa Agustina Ferro. The institute is named for Agustina Ferro, a heroin of the Colombian independence shot on 20 January 1820 in Ocaña by the Colorado royalist guerilla.
The flag of the institute is white with the institute's emblem in the middle. The emblem of the institute features a book an a lamp always enlightening knowledge and science, a scroll inscribed with the words "CONOCIMIENTO INTEGRIDAD VALORES" [Knowledge Integrity Values]. Accordingly, the emblem means "an integrated education based on the light of knowledge and on values".
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 29 June 2014

Agustiniano de San Nicolás, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 28 July 2011

A photo on the website of "Colegio Agustiniano de San Nicolás" shows such a flag.

The "generic" emblem of the Augustinian Colleges has three basic components:
- a laurel crown surrounding the emblem, symbol of strength and heroism;
- a heart pierced by an arrow in the middle of the emblem, symbolizing love for God, for mankind and for the world, placed on an open book symbolizing science;
- a cross symbolizing the Christian ideal.
The Augustinian motto "Amor y Ciencia" (Love and Science) is inscribed on a ring inside the emblem, surmounted by the name of the institute. Ciudad Salitre, Norte, San Nicolas, Suba and Tagaste have a white writing on a red ring. Campestre and Floridablanca have a white writing on a blue ring.
Ivan Sache, 28 July 2011

Agustín Nieto Caballero, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache, 18 March 2017

Institución Educativa Agustín Nieto Caballero is located in Commune 11, Cali, Valle del Cauca Department. The institute is named for the writer, lawyer and educationalist Agustín Nieto Caballero (1889-1975), founder of Gimnasio Moderno (1914) and Gimnasio Femenino (1927) in Bogotá, also Minister of Education and Rector of the National University of Colombia.. - Complete biography

The symbols of the institute are prescribed in the institute's Constitution, adopted on 18 January 2017.
The flag is horizontally divided green-white-red.
Green, as a symbol of knowledge, represents the natural environment as God's wisdom.
White, as a symbol of being, represents the man as an integer, pure, honest and genuine human being.
Red, as a symbol of social skills, represents vigour, energy, enthusiasm and commitment to be competent. - Institute's Constitution
Ivan Sache, 18 March 2017

Ahumada School of Canine Guides and Support, Agente Álvaro Rojas Ahumada

image by Ivan Sache, 22 March 2019

Agente Álvaro Rojas Ahumada School of Canine Guides and Training (Escuela de Guías y Adiestramiento Canino "Agente Álvaro Rojas Ahumada" - ESGAC) is located in Facatativá (Cundinamarca Department).

The first section of police dogs was established in Colombia in 1913, on the model of similar sections operated in France, Germany and England. The Center of Dog Training (Centro de Adiestramiento de Perros - CAP)
was established in 1963, to be renamed in 1993 to Dog Training School (Escuela de Adiestramiento de Perros - ESAP), and to ESGAC in 2003., ESGAC blog

The school was named in 2010 for Agente Álvaro Rojas Ahumada. "the first canine guide heroically fallen during the operation that led to the death of rascal Sangre Negra". The policeman was killed on 26 May 1963
in Yopó, borough Platanillo, El Líbano (Tolima Department) in a fighting against a band of rascals., Fernando García Fernandéz' blog, 29 March 2016

The flag of ESGAC is horizontally divided yellow-black with the school's coat of arms in the center. The yellow stripe represents the member's spirit and firmness. The black stripe represents the impartial authority of the guides in the service of the community.

The shield of ESGAC is surrounded by a circular stripe divided into three sectors with the national colors. The upper half is yellow, inscribed with "POLICIA NACIONAL" in black bold letters, the lower part is blue on the left and red on the right, inscribed with "ESCUELA DE GUÍAS Y ADIESTRAMIENTO CANINO" in black bold letters. The center of the shield, on a yellow background, features the National Police's star, superimposed with a saber and a rifle crossed in saltire, and, all over, the head of a German Shepherd dog, looking at the
shield's dexter. The whole is surrounded by laurel wreaths and, in the lower part, a scroll inscribed with "FIDELIDAD Y ABNEGACIÓN" [Loyalty and Abnegation] in red letters on a yellow field. The motto recalls the loyalty of the dog to the guide and the abnegation of the guide to the dog.

The circular shape of the shield is considered as the most perfect figure and the most appropriate representation of the deity, invoking the Lord of truth and justice. The yellow, blue and red colors represent the national tricolor flag, symbolizing loyalty to the homeland and love to the institution. The five-pointed star is the universal Police's emblem, representing adoration to the world's supreme governor. The five points represent the divine attributes: Greatness, Virtue, Light, Majesty and Peace. The saber and the rifle are the carabineers' specific weapons, symbolizing the union of all specificities of the service. The dog is the symbol of the element required to the guide's protection and operationality. National Police website
Ivan Sache, 22 March 2019

Alberto Lebrun Muñera, Institución Educativa

image by Ivan Sache and Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 September 2014

IDEM Niquia was established in Bello (Antioquia Department) by Decree No. 289 of 1 March 1983 and renamed IDEM Fé y Alegría Alberto Lebrun Muñera by Decree No. 16 of 17 June 1986.
Source: - Institute's website
The flag of the institute is diagonally divided, per bend sinister, green-red, with a golden staff. The diagonal is made of two thin white-red stripes. The flag can be used either without or with the institute's emblem, then placed in the flag's "upper part".
Green is a symbol of hope. Red is a symbol of tenacity, struggle, and liberty. The diagonal stripes are a symbol of belonging and commitment to give  and love. The golden staff is a symbol of the potential resources hold by everyone, especially students.
Source: - Institute's website
The emblem of the institute is inscribed with the motto "EDUCACION, LIBERTAD, CULTURE" (Education, Liberty, Culture). The book and the mountain placed in the upper part represent education and the way to it, respectively. The handshake represents the union of all people involved in the good management of the institute. Green is a symbol of aspiration to a better future. Grey is a symbol of working spirit. Yellow is a symbol of knowledge. Red is a symbol of life. Coffee brown is a symbol of dexterity and skill. White is a symbol of purity.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 13 September 2014

Is this "bearing a golden staff", or "its flagstaff being gold-coloured"?
By accident we had two such stripes, but they were to far apart to form a single diagonal. As a stop-gap measure I filled in the gaps with red and white.
But I wonder whether we need some sort of shading to indicate the red diagonal on the red stripe. I now that part of the design will not be very strong, regardless, but if one could see the red diagonal continuing, then at least the design would make sense.
Hm, interesting, those colours. Hope apparently is an aspiration to a better future, while life is filled with tenacity, struggle, and liberty.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 September 2014

They do draw it that way. But in the photograph, it doesn't look like that.
But do you guys otherwise think of the flag in the photograph, BTW?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 11 April 2015

image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 May 2015
Redrawn to improve the diagonal

image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 May 2015
A different direction

I myself think it doesn't look so much like a bi-colour green over red, over all a bi-colour narrow rising diagonal, red over white - as like a bi-colour narrow rising diagonal, white over red.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 May 2015

Alcalá, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 9 January 2004

The College was founded in 1983. Its flag is white with the shield of the College in the middle.
Source:, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 9 January 2004