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3 effective ways to increase fee collection and communication with students in your college

In old days when traditional methods were still in action, college management and staff had to constantly run behind students. Thy had to make constant phone calls to parents and children for completing their fee payments. In this digital age gone are the days of manual labor when you had to run behind students for fees and payment collection. We introduce you to Slonkit, India’s only money management mobile app to manage your college communication and fee collection in 1 click.

With Slonkit we provide seamless communications. Slonkit provides one unified platform to manage payments and communications with all students or select batches. All this can be done online with 1 mobile app within a few clicks. Now you don’t need to print multiple notices/circulars/announcements physically around the campus for classroom announcements.

Here are 3 effective ways how you can benefit by partnering with Slonkit :-

Online Fee Collection: – To save cost and improve process of fee collection we provide a web based application called COSMOS. Through this online application, you can now send payment notifications and reminders to all or select batches of your students. To automate the process of receipt generation and individual student fee payment using online payment, DD payment and receipt options, many education entities have started using automated fee collection of Slonkit.

Unified Messaging: – We simplify your communication process by reducing your efforts by 70 to 80%. Slonkit provides an online application. From this web based platform, you can send email, push notification, and SMS to all or select students. We also provide payment option within the message by giving a call-to-action button within the notification so the child can make her/his payment within 1 click.

Analytics and Insights: – You can easily track and quantify your payments received or pending through the monthly or weekly analytical report generation. Through the insight tab we give you detailed report about the messages and notifications sent. You can also check the number of fees collected and pending from which student. These select students can then be notified again directly from this application within 1 click.

Slonkit brings customized services to enable and make your college campus digital. So, join the digital revolution by making your payments digital and partner with Slonkit in this drive. There are many more benefits provided by digitizing your educational institution with Slonkit. To know more, do get in touch with us by writing to marketing@slonkit.com.

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3 ways to quit tobacco on this World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco day message from Slonkit

Tobacco is one of the biggest reason for deaths worldwide. One in 10 people die every day and one in 4 die every day in India. “Despite more than half a century of unequivocal evidence of the harmful effects of tobacco on health, today, one in every four men in the world is a daily smoker, “said senior author Dr Emmanuela Gakidou, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, USA. “Smoking remains the second largest risk factor for early death and disability, and so to further reduce its impact we must intensify tobacco control to further reduce smoking prevalence and attributable burden. “

World No tobacco Day Message by slonkit

According to the government of India, 5,500 youth start tobacco every day. 35% of adults consume some form or the other. 25% of females use tobacco before the age of 15. There are numerous ways to quit tobacco, every method may vary a little and the success factor will be dependent on several factors like an individual’s commitment, how determined she/he is to quit and what is the amount of willpower. These and many other personal factors determine the success rate for each individual.

This World No Tobacco Day we would like to take up this initiative to help youngsters and all alike in their battle towards quitting consumption of all of tobacco.

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Here are 3 ways you can help your friends or yourself to quit tobacco: –

  1. Nicotine Replacement Chip

World No Tobacco Day message by Slonkit

Most people get into nicotine therapy. This therapy would involve applying nicotine patches, nicotine lozenges or some other form of nicotine therapy. This would ensure reducing the amount of nicotine in your body. This would enable your body to get used to finally get rid of the nicotine from your body slowly. Also, this would help you to feel the effects of nicotine on your body so you won’t be suffering from strong withdrawal effects. Nicotine therapy mostly works the best for the largest number of people.

2. Avoid triggers

World No Tobacco Day message by Slonkit

In most situations, there are certain triggers that cause cravings in people to smoke or enjoy your tobacco punch. For most people, that trigger is the most stressful situation to control. For other, there may be a fixed time, place and people with whom they smoke or have tobacco, pipe, cigar etc.

As you move towards quitting tobacco, these triggers become stronger and create more cravings. To ensure you live a tobacco free life, make sure you control your mind and so that you may not activate these cravings. Experts advise to divert your mind, be strong and determined during such tough times.

3. Slowly but surely

World No Tobacco Day Message by Slonkit

Another method popularly used is by slowly cutting down on tobacco consumption. This is the perfect solutions for heavy or chain smokers who are really deep in this habit. You can start to cut back on your tobacco usage day by day and week to week.

Take yourself from 2 packet to 1 or from 10 cigarettes a day to 1 and finally quit. This will help you to control the amount of nicotine and help you to resist your cravings.

Every method mentioned here have its pros and cons. These ideas may work for some or everybody, it all depends upon person to person. Someone may quit in a week, someone might do it in a month. Key thing to remember is not to get discouraged and frustrated. Keep your will power strong and be consistent in your effort to achieve success. Quitting tobacco is a personal decision and everyone must find their own best way to do so.

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Be a part of the digital revolution, Make your campus digital!

Digital Campus - Slonkit

Slonkit, is the first-of-its-kind money management app linked to a physical VISA card that enables today’s educational institutions to embark on the journey of creating a digital and cashless campus. The platform aims to change the way colleges converse about money and how they handle their payments and communicate with their students and internal facility managers, such as librarians, custodians of labs and gymnasiums etc.

We provide a VISA powered Prepaid Card with RFID integrated capabilities and a state-of-the-art backend technology platform which can empower educational institutions to build integrated cashless ecosystems.

Your college can benefit from Slonkit in the following ways:-

RFID and Prepaid Card - Slonkit

  1. RFID cum reloadable prepaid card

Slonkit card can be used for tracking attendance of students using its RFID features. This card can also act as the Student ID/Institution ID card as it will bear the student’s name, admission number, photograph and the college logo. The student can also add money on to the card and use it at merchant outlets anywhere in India as well as online.

COSMOS our payment dashboard - Slonkit

2. COSMOS

We, at Slonkit, work towards making your life simpler. We provide Slonkit Cashless Campus Management dashboard to your college. With this web application, you can seamlessly collect payments, communicate with students, view usage of in-campus facilities such as library, stationery shop etc. using one dashboard. This financial-management platform can be customized as per your college requirements.  This dashboard will give you one-stop access to data and insights and act as a reach-out medium, thereby bringing in seamless administration and management of activities in the institution.
Payment fulfillment and notifications

 

3. Payment fulfillment and notifications:

You don’t have to run behind students anymore or keep chasing them for their outstanding payments.   We provide a complete payment fulfillment and notification platform within COSMOS. The administrators of the college, or any assigned authority, can use COSMOS to send a fee payment notification to students. This notification comes into their Slonkit app with the option to Pay. With the click of a button, the student can pay her/his fee directly thereafter from the Slonkit app. This works well for the students as they do not have to stand in long queues and for the administration of the college as they do not have to manage cash, print receipts etc. Payments as well as record of payments is totally digitalized.

As India goes digital and cashless, it is the apt time for your reputed educational institution to go digital and add a very important feather to its glorious cap.

Slonkit would love to partner with you in this journey of creating a cashless and digital educational campus for you. Please drop a line at slonkit4u@slonkit.com for our representatives to get in touch with you and demonstrate how we “Digitalize educational institutions”.

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Let’s remonetize India with cashless campus!

Let’s remonetize India with cashless campus! Remonetization means the return of currency or valuable metal for trading like silver or gold, or coins or bank notes that were not previously used as money. Remonetization might be used by a country that has suffered from an extreme bout of inflation and currency devaluation in order to restore a means of exchange within its economy.

As the nation marches towards remonetisation, it’s time we take a leap forward by contributing towards this movement by enabling colleges and universities with digital cashless payment systems. We at Slonkit help you to lay emphasis on online transactions by providing convenience and tangible benefits to your organization as well as students.

Slonkit is India’s first money management app linked to an RFID enabled re-loadable prepaid VISA card. It can facilitate all transactions at various touch points inside the campus and can double up as the institution ID card for the students. To incentivise the move towards a cashless campus we have come up with a dash of discounts and offers on digital transactions.

Some more benefits of going cashless are as follows:-

  1. Multiple uses for payment on/off campus

Slonkit card can be used by your students and institution employees for all kind of payments like fees, miscellaneous expenses, library charges, canteen charges etc. For eg, Student A wants to pay for the canteen, the parent can load money on her/his Slonkit card, the student must only go and swipe his/her card at the canteen for the food her/his ordered. They don’t need to carry any cash with them. Similarly, the student A can use the same card to pay his/her library fees or term fees at the college payment counter.

  1. VISA branded card for each student

I am sure we all agree that having your own personalised card with your photograph that can be used at multiple outlets across India for payments within and outside your college campus is kind of cool! We provide a personalised VISA branded card for each student and faculty of your campus. The best part about Slonkit VISA card is that it is not connected to any bank. It’s a prepaid Visa card so you can also load money to your card from an e-wallet and simply start using your card to make payments.

  1. Offers and discounts

We want youngsters to learn and become financially responsible. Our motto is to create a financially prudent generation who know their finances well and can manage it effectively. For this, we have offers and discounts on our mobile app which when availed can help educate to save money effectively.

  1. Slonkit features

The Slonkit is a mobile application that provides as array of features for communicating with your students. It’s a unified tool for communication with your students and merchants. We also provide some more features on your dashboard to manage your payments, online alerts, notifications, attendance tracking, etc through a system built exclusively for colleges/students.

The web interface named COSMOS parents and children have their own versions of the app. Slonkit is one such a card that would fetch you great offers and discounts at the same time teach youngsters and teenagers financial responsibility as well. It is aimed at creating a younger generation to be financially smart and it is also the only VISA powered prepaid card with your own name on it. A parent and child can register and order a Slonkit card and keep track of expenses, create budgets, avail discounts and offers through the Slonkit mobile app. Slonkit is a one of its kind prepaid card and can be availed as early at the young age of 10 years and above. The children get a reloadable prepaid card, which they can use to make transactions at online and offline outlets.

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5 things schools won’t teach your child, but you must!

5 things schools won’t teach your child, but you must

We send our children to the best schools out there. CBSE, ISCE, IB, Cambridge … every parent aspires the best curriculum and school to ensure the overall development of their children.

The schools have successfully churned out doctors, engineers, scientists, and even sportspersons. However, one of the most important life skills is not that often touched upon is money management.

The five key drops of the money management ocean, as listed below, could be a good starting point.

  1. Budgeting: It is one of the most important skills that is better learned when children are very young. It enables children to think about the money/ resources in hand and allocate it as per priority.
  2. Spend Analysis: How much has one spent on food, shopping, entertainment, books, etc. Children do not really bother about it but if they find an avenue where they could check such insights on their expenses, it does get them excited. It also gets them thinking. They start planning their expenses in their head, thus taking the first steps towards building great money habits.
  3. Saving: The most legendary money managers on earth have advised that we save first and then spend what is remaining. These habits ought to be formed young. As a parent, do you help your child to set saving goals? Do you incentivize them if they live within a budget and save? These are small steps that go a great way in making your child a financially prudent citizen.
  4. Getting more value from money: An important lesson in money management is to make your money work as hard as you. Does your child get excited at the possibility of getting a free meal, toy, cookie etc. Encourage children to get more value from the money they use. It sows the seeds of “Savings” in their head while not compromising on the little joys of life.
  5. Digital Payments: The payments space is seeing a huge technological disruption. The mobile phone will be a ubiquitous payment device in the very near future. Children ought to be taught how to handle digital payments through their mobile devices so that they are at ease managing money independently.

Most of these things are not taught in schools. However, there is little doubt that these skills would be amongst the most important for your children when they grow up and start managing their own money.

In our fast-paced lives, such little things often find their way to the backburner. But, it’s these little things that go a long way in building a secure financial future for your children.

To take care of these little things that leave an ever-lasting impact on your children’s future, we present Slonkit to you with a lot of love.

Slonkit is India’s first money management app linked to a physical VISA card. It is powered by VISA, the world’s leading payment network and DCB Bank, India’s fastest emerging private sector bank.

Parents can order a Slonkit card for their children aged 10 and above, from the comfortable confines of their home using the Slonkit mobile app. They are not required to fill lengthy documents or create a new bank account. The card is delivered to their address within 10 days.

Once received, the entire pocket money for the month can be given to children in one-click. They can set PIN for the card and the child can use it at all shops that accept VISA card anywhere in India. The card can also be used online.

Parents can relax and receive real-time updates of where the child is spending. They can also set alerts to intervene and transfer money in a few seconds if the child runs out of money. Parents are empowered to set budgets, transaction limits etc. and usher the child into the world of great money habits.

“Is Slonkit safe”? That’s the most important question any parent would have, and rightfully so. We have ensured the best possible industry standards of safety and security. In case of any doubts, parents and children can reset their PIN anytime. Also, if the card is lost or stolen, the card can be suspended in one-click and the money on the card will be safe.

Help your children learn money management today. That’s the best gift you can give them to secure their financial future.

Download Slonkit right away. You may download from play store or you install the app from iTunes.