Due to the non existent or deteriorating condition of the road and communication network in under developed areas, improving the socio economic infrastructure within that area remains a challenge. As farm to market roads in most such areas were either never developed or if so need major reconstruction work, the economic plight of the people is hard to change. In the light of such conditions, developing basic infrastructure becomes the bed rock for future socio economic development.
Since a greater share of the national and provincial annual budgets goes towards health and education sectors, the requirements of the physical and recreational infrastructure are largely ignored due to paucity of funds, leaving the development of sports and recreational areas, ignored.
Despite government funding, the education sector in KPK in general and the southern districts of the province in particular, remains severely under performing as compared with other districts of the country. The literacy rate at 29.7% for Lakki Marwat district is almost half the national average of 52%. The male literacy rate for the district is almost 50% which is 22% lower than the national average at 72%, the female literacy rate at 8.6% is 5 times less than the national average of 45%.
A close scrutiny of the data from district Lakki Marwat shows that almost 85,000 students are enrolled in 938 primary schools here, the number reduces to only approximately 23,000 students in 77 high schools. This pattern shows an alarming situation where almost 72% of the students enrolled at primary school level never make it to the high school.
For sustainable economic development it is imperative to increase the enrolment in the primary and high schools of the district in particular and the country in general. Considering any socioeconomic transformation to take effect without the population being educated to the high school level, would be an effort in futility.
Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) has education at all levels including, primary, higher, secondary and college level as one of its main focus areas.
In addition to providing educational facilities for the people, Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) works to develop innovative solutions to enhance sports and recreational facilities in under developed areas of the country, especially the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa