Fifteen kilometers south of Natal, the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, lies the small village of Pium, part of the bigger town Parnamirim.
There are nearly 2.000 people living there by agricultural means and local commerce
Comparing to the rest of the region, it must be considered as a poor area.
Therefore, the village has a public school, the Colégio Estadual Prof.a Maria Araújo, that hosts about 500 students.
The participants in the activities and services offered by Leãozinho are usually girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 18.