The Order of San Carlos, founded in 1954, is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the nation of Colombia. Specifically, Mrs. Orth received the medal for her service as founder of the Marina Orth Foundation which works in education. The Foundation teaches and trains in English, Technology and Leadership skills using innovative teaching processes. Currently the Foundation works with more than 3,500 students and teachers in five schools. To learn more about what the Foundation has done over the last 10 years and plans for the future please visit our website www.fundaorth.org.
The ceremony was attended by some of Colombia’s most influential leaders, including President Santos himself, María Ángela Holguín the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia and Juan Carlos Pinzón, the Ambassador of Colombia to the USA, to name a few. The ceremony was also attended by the Marina Orth Foundation’s Executive Director, Luis Fernando Sanchez , who was there to represent the Foundation, its ongoing work and the team in Colombia.