A great nation is
one that honours
the service of its heroes
A great nation is
Launched in 2017, the NGC’s Above and Beyond Programme is an initiative to recognise and preserve the legacies of achievers and national contributors for future generations.
What is it
NGC’s Above and Beyond Programme seeks to recognise the broadest range of human endeavour, with criteria being outstanding national or international achievement in the fields of arts and culture, sport, business, agriculture, community and social work, education, environment and energy.
The programme involves the curation of the lives of our indigenous heroes, chronicled and preserved in several forms and from which we can produce biographies, exhibitions, videos and publications. The legacies of these individuals will live on and be filtered into our schools and libraries so that future generations will have access to our heroes’ stories.
The programme’s main objective is to provide opportunities for the national public to reflect on the contributions made by these selected nationals to the development of Trinidad and Tobago, and to ensure that our people are knowledgeable of these contributions.
national and international achievement
Meet the Honourees
Adult Literacy Tutors Association
The Adult Literacy Tutors Association, a non-profit organization in existence since 1992, provides the only comprehensive, structured, adult literacy programme in Trinidad and Tobago.
Patricia Allison Bishop
The late Dr. Patricia ‘Pat’ Bishop was recognised under the 2018 NGC Above and Beyond Programme.
In 2017, Hasely Crawford, TC, and Trinidad and Tobago’s first-ever Olympic gold medallist, was chosen as the first honouree under the NGC Above and Beyond Programme.