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Tacurí, Liceo


image by Ivan Sache, 30 March 2009

"Liceo Tacurí" was founded in 1981 at Cali, by ASPAEN ("Asociación para la Enseñenza), the organization set up in Colombia by the Opus Dei movement. The institute is named after a Quechua word meaning "lively"
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-red.
Blue represents the love for truth.
White represents obedience.
Red represents strength.
Ivan Sache, 30 March 2009


Técnico Industrial, Unidad Educativa Municipal Instituto

"Unidad Educativa Municipal Instituto Técnico Industrial" was founded in Fusagasugá, Department of Cundinamarca, on 27 September 1999 (Decree No. 812), succeeding different schools founded in the municipality since 1936.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described in the "institutional educative project" of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-red, with the emblem of the institute in the middle (not shown on the drawing but explicitely mentioned in the text). The flag was designed by the educational community in 1983.
Blue represents the clear working space provided by the institute
White represents tranquillity, peace, calm and serenity required to think.
Red represents love, friendship and mutual help among the institute community.
The main elements of the emblem of the institute are described but their arrangement is not shown.
A book represents science, culture, education and development.
An Olympic torch represents strength.
A square, a hammer and an anvll represent the different technical skills taught in the institute.
The emblem is bordered by a red stripe charged with the motto of the institute, "Lealtad, Ciencia y Tecnica" (Loyalty, Science and Technic).
Ivan Sache, 4 February 2009


Tocancipá, Instituto Técnico Industrial de

"Instituto Técnico Industrial de Tocancipá" was created on 26 February 1997 (Municipal Decree No. 001) in Verganzo, Municipality of Tocancipá, Department of Cundinamarca. Classes started on 18 January 1998. The institute has today for seats, in Verganzo, La Diana, Canavita and Buenos Aires.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided red-gold-grey, with the emblem of the institute in the middle (omitted on the drawing but explicitely mentioned in the text). The flag was adopted on 31 October 2003 (Decree No. 005).
Red represents vital energy and torrent of youth, as well as passion, strength, commitment and permanent sacrifice to learning and life building.
Gold represents the human potential of the educational community, as well as its spiritual, social, artistic, technical and material resources. It is the symbol of power, greatness and admiration.
Grey represents the metals used in industry, as well as the strength, work, tenacity and constance of all the members of the educational community.
The emblem of the institute was modernized in 2008 by Adrián Eduardo Munar Guarín, Head of the Artistic Education section; the old emblem is shown but nothing is said on its history and designer.
The middle of the emblem is made of a grey disk charged with a white open book and a quill, a calliper rule, a square and a pair of scales, all in grey. This is similar to the old emblem, except that the disk was changed from blue to grey to highlight the technical meaning of the emblem.
A second, concentric white ring is charged with the red letters "TRABAJO" ("work", top) and "PROGRESO" ("progress", bottom), highlighting the commitment to sacrifice of the community.
A third, larger concentric blue ring is charged  with the name of the institute, "INSTITUCION EDUCATIVA DEPARTAMENTAL" (white) / "TECNICO INDUSTRIAL" (red) on top, and the name of the place, "TOCANCIPA" (red) on bottom. In the old emblem, all the writings, including the aforementioned motto, were in red letters over a wide white ring. Blue symbolizes knowledge and wisdom.
The outer part of the emblem is made of a grey cogwheel. The wheel has 16 cogs, while it had 24 of them on the old emblem.
The whole emblem is placed on a square vertically divided red-blue (red-white on the drawing).
The size and placement of the emblem on the flag remains a matter of speculation.
Ivan Sache, 2 February 2009


Tolimense, Colegio


image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009

"Colegio Tolimense", a Roman Catholic institute, was created in 1934 in Ibagué, Department of Tolima, and recognized on 20 November 1942 by the Ministry of National Education (Decree No. 1485).
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided yellow-green. Yellow represents the spiritual resources while green represents hope.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2009


Tolimense de Formación Técnica Profesional, Instituto (ITFIP)


image by Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008

ITFIP (Instituto Tolimense de Formación Técnica Profesional), located in El Espinal, was recognized by the Ministry of National Education on 24 December 1980 (Decree No. 3462).
The flag of ITFIP is shown graphically and described on the ITFIP website.
The flag is divided white-blue according to the ascending diagonal, with the emblem of ITFIP in the middle. Blue represents democratic identity and collective work. White represents honesty, transparency and knowledge. The diagonal division represents action towards an objective.
The emblem of ITFIP is made of a white triangle outlined in green, charged with two dark red and golden yellow overlapping human silhouettes, placed on a circular background in the Colombian national colours (slanted), surrounded by a blue ring charged with the name of the institute in white capital letters, surmonting a blue scroll charged with the ITFIP acronym in white capital letters.
The circular shape represents the emergence of universality as an institutionalization of the intellect for the conservation and spread of knowledge.
The triangle represents the highest level of knowledge, as the merging of the three main aspects of knowledge: teaching, research and extension. Green represents cooperation, solidarity and organization. Yellow and golden yellow represent security, identity and respondability
Dark red represents union, strength and constance.
Ivan Sache, 19 December 2008


Tomás Carrasquilla, Institución Educativa Industrial"Institución Educativa Industrial 'Tomás Carrasquilla' " was founded on 17 August 2007 (Departmental Decree No. 17153) at Santo Domingo, Department of Antioquia, succeeding "Colegio Técnico 'Tomás Carrasquilla' ", founded on 24 February 2000 (Decree No. 034) by the merging of "Colegio 'Tomás Carrasquilla' ", originally founded on 3 September 1927, and "Instituto Técnico Industrial Nacional".
The institute is named after the writer Tomás Carrasquilla (1858-1940), considered as the founder of the Colombian realist school.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the institute's website, is horizontally divided green-white-red with a yellow sun in the middle.
The dimensions of the flag are prescribed as 1.50 m x 2.40 m (5:8).
Green represents hope and the love for knowledge, work and the natural environment.
White represents peace, loyalty, sincerity and honesty, which are the values conveyed by the institute's educational community. Red symbolizes love, dignity and generosity.
Ivan Sache, 13 April 2009