Guam – It will be much more difficult to break into the GCC Electronics classroom at Okkodo High School after this week, thanks to G4S Security Systems. G4S donated an intrusion alarm system to the GCC program classroom that has been besieged, along with the rest of the school, by break-ins over the past year.
“The donation was to show the students the latest in alarm technology and also to serve as a deterrent to our break-ins,” said Adrian Atalig, GCC electronics instructor.
Atalig also teaches GCC Apprenticeship classes in the evenings. G4S has 10 people enrolled in the Apprenticeship program, according to Ed Bitanga, G4S Systems Manager. “One of them suggested that as a final practical, they install a system somewhere. Most of the guys live up north, so they suggested Atalig’s Okkodo classroom,” Bitanga said. He noted that they know that the school in general, and GCC’s CTE programs in particular, have been vandalized several times.
“G4S is part of the community, and we saw this opportunity to help out,” Bitanga said.
“We are very grateful to G4S for their generosity and for sharing their expertise with our students. This donation not only teaches them about technology, it is also a great example of community service,” said Rick Tyquiengco, chairman of the GCC Electronics Department.
[Front row (l-r): Quan Yinji, Janathan Mayo, Chelsea Matsunangan, Kiera Griva, Ryan Rico, Sharmayne Libut, Charles Camacho, G4S technician, Adrian Atalig, GCC Electronics instructor. Back Row (l to r): Phillip Mangsat, Jaymark Sapungan, Joshua Mayo, Joseph Duenas, Michael Salas, Forrest Vanbeurden, Emilyn Santos, John Paolo Sacayan, Ariel Mallari, G4S technician, Roque Fejeran.]