Awards and honours

HundrED – 2021

FEN was -once again- recognized by the Finnish non-profit organization HundrED as one of the 100 most innovative and inspiring educational projects in the world.

 Life and Work Award – 2019

The Ministry of National Education of Colombia -MEN- granted Vicky Colbert, executive director of FEN, the Life and Work award in recognition of her dedication and constant contributions to the educational sector in Colombia.

HundrED – 2020

FEN was selected by the Finnish organization HundrED as one of the 100 most innovative educational projects in the world

HundrED – 2019

FEN was selected by HundrED -a not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki (Finland)- as One of the 100 Most Inspiring Educational Innovations across the world. The selected innovations cover various fields of education, from holistic learning and wellness environments to collaborative learning and game-based education, as well as a variety of topics including small-teacher-led practices and ambitious non-profit initiatives.

Yidan Prize for Education Development – 2017

The Yidan Prize Foundation awarded Ms. Vicky Colbert, founder and executive director of FEN, with the Yidan Prize for Educational Development in its first edition. This award acknowledges leaders with innovative ideas that effectively address major challenges in the education field.

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HundrED – 2017

FEN was selected by HundrED -a not-for-profit organization based in Helsinki (Finland)- as One of the 100 Most Inspiring Educational Innovations across the world. The selected innovations cover various fields of education, from holistic learning and wellness environments to collaborative learning and game-based education, as well as a variety of topics including small-teacher-led practices and ambitious non-profit initiatives.

Education Protagonist Award – 2017

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Vicky Colbert was awarded in Spain with the recognition Premios Magisterio – Protagonistas de la Educación (Magisterium Awards – Education Protagonists). The award -organized by the Siena Comunicación Group and its publication Periodico Magisterio- highlights the actions of professionals, organizations and companies that with their work and example have contributed to the improvement of education.

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El Colombiano Ejemplar (Exemplar Colombian) – 2016

FEN received the “El Colombiano Ejemplar” Award -in the children’s category- for transforming and improving the quality of life of disadvantaged Colombian children in the most remote areas of the country, during the past 30 years.

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WISE Prize for Education – 2013

Vicky Colbert´s outstanding contribution to a world-class education was recognized with the global WISE Prize for Education, which highlights the innovation, scale and impact of programs that reaches the most marginalized communities in the world.

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Semana Tribute – Royal Salute – 2012

Colombian Semana magazine and Royal Salute rewarded FEN for its work on transforming teaching and improving the quality of education in Colombia.

Semana Tribute – Royal Salute – 2012

FEN was selected by The Global Journal of Switzerland as one of the best 100 NGO in the world, recognizing its significant role as influential agent of change on a global scale.

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Kravis Prize in Leadership – 2011

Vicky Colbert was awarded for her outstanding leadership, tenacity and extraordinary achievements in improving the quality of education by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kravis.

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WISE Award – 2009

FEN received the WISE Award -in the category of Pluralism- for its efforts to improve basic education in low-income countries around the world.

Clinton Global Citizen Award – 2007

Vicky Colbert received the inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award, as recognition for her work empowering people and making a social change.

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Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship – 2006

FEN received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship from the Skoll Foundation.

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Entrepreneur Senior Fellow of Ashoka – 2003

Vicky Colbert was recognized as Entrepreneur of Ashoka Senior Fellow.

Global Social Entrepreneur – 2003

Vicky Colbert was recognized by the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum as a leading Social Entrepreneur.