There are multiple choices for the average consumer when it comes to e-wallets. But a new one, Vircle, sets itself apart by being the first one made with school-going children and their parents in mind. The app looks to parents in more ways than just the immediate COVID-19 situation.
But starting from there, Vircle is for parents who are worried about the transmission of the disease via banknotes and coins. But in addition to that, the e-wallet also gives parents more transparency
and control over their children’s spending. Not only do parents get to see what their children spend their money on, they can also approve or deny transactions.
Vircle says this lets parents monitor what their children spend on at school. In turn, this can help them foster better spending habits.
Where food is concerned, Vircle also comes with a nutrition score. This grades food and places them in to one of three categories. The first is coded green, with the description “eat as required”. There’s also yellow and red, which indicates that those food items should be consumed in moderation, or in small amounts. The idea behind this is to also help children learn which types of food is good or bad for health.
Vircle says it will be launched in 14 schools around the country, with more coming onboard. You can learn more about the app by visiting its home page, linked below.