Icelandic singer and Eurovision participant Birgitta Haukdal has founded the Nordic charity Navia – The Nordic Miracle Group, in collaboration with three other Icelanders. Navia’s goal is to support sustainable projects in the developing world.
“Our dream is to be able to do some good. It is a dream come true if we can work at helping others,” Haukdal told Fréttabladid.
Haukdal’s partners are Bjarney Lúdvíksdóttir, who has worked for Eskimo and Casting, Trausti Bjarnason, a song writer for Eurovision, and Svanhvít Adalsteinsdóttir, who works at the Trade Council of Iceland.
According to Haukdal, music will play the main part in Navia’s projects, which include founding a Nordic “girl band” with one woman from each Nordic country (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland). The band will raise money for the charity while on tour.
A 13-episode television show is also planned for the new band, which will also be called Navia. Haukdal said the band members had not been selected yet, but a Danish director has been approached in the hope that he will direct the television show.
Companies and organizations like public broadcaster RÚV, True North, the Red Cross and Iceland Express have declared their support for Navia.