After working with indigenous communities and popular sectors in Ecuador, Esperanza Chacon became involved in education when seeking an innovative form of education for his own daughter. In 1988, she became part of the Educational Foundation Pestalozzi, actively participating in educational and administrative teams for 25 years; a path that has led her to research and deepen on new educational approaches and the nature of the self-taught human being. In this context she promoted the use of complementary currencies and co-created the intentional community called “Leon Dormido-Pild.” Her motivation has been to promote new paradigms that respect life.
At a broad social level, she participated in the diagnosis and design of educational proposal for the Shuar Arutam people in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and also in the implementation of the Centers for Autonomous Activities CEPAS in ten provinces of Ecuador. She formed Orion Group in 2012 with Margarita and Edgar, whose purpose is to accompany communication processes to families practicing homeschooling and implementing prepared and relaxed environments. This work is done in Ecuador (their country of origin), in Colombia, Argentina and especially in Brazil.