Deputy Director in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Directorate in the Western Cape Department of Social Development and Special ECD projects manager.
Mrs Flynn is responsible for managing one of the Provinces special projects focused on better preparing children for school to improve their educational outcomes and opportunities for youth development. The ECD Quality focused 100 Site pilot is in Year 2 of implementation, making use of innovative mobile technology to bring quality educational resources and create access to new services for underprivileged communities to improve literacy, numeracy and cognitive abilities early in the life of our children.
She studied social work and her career then followed the path of education as she worked in schools and served as the Director of a volunteer driven NGO, providing remedial support services into underperforming primary schools. Her greatest passion lies in closing the achievement gap earlier in the life of young children in South Africa, in order that they may be able to contribute towards the growth of our country, and a more equal society.
The MPhil course has been perfectly timed as she builds the economic case for ECD in South Africa.