Posted on March 24, 2019

In a first for Qatar, Doha College has opened a plant-based school café in partnership with Superheroes Eat Plants. This permanent installation offers a wide variety of nutrient-packed meals, desserts, fruit and juices, served with minimal and sustainable packaging.

Founded by earth, health and animal-loving Rebekah Gomez, the Superheroes’ mission is: “Changing the way the world thinks, eats and lives in one generation.” “That might sound fast,” Rebekah explains, “but one generation is all we’ve got. Our beautiful planet is experiencing devastating global effects. However, thanks to pioneering leaders in education like Dr Sommer, and trailblazing embracing schools like Doha College, who realise that we need to start at grass root level, this mission can become a reality. Every one of us has a responsibility to future generations to act, educate and change, and in particular change what we consume and how we treat the non-human friends we share this planet with.”

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Superheroes Eat Plants was established in 2017 and has partnered with Raw Middle East to deliver this exciting new project, which was met with great enthusiasm by students and staff at Doha College. Minutes after the official launch, crowds were queuing for the vegan treats.

Qatari Founder of Raw ME Layla Al-Dorani has given her full support to the Superheroes project with production, facilities and delivery, as this directly aligns with creating a healthier Qatar, starting with the youth. Ms Dorani stated: "This is a groundbreaking moment for Qatar and the region, as the education sector is taking the first step in providing plant-based options to students. It opens the dialogue on plant-based nutrition and compassionate, mindful eating, as well asspreading awareness to future generations on the positive impact this has on our environment. As the first plant-based company in Qatar, we are proud to be part of this initiative and contribute to the overall vision of Qatar for a healthier, brighter future. It’s time we tackle health-related issues, especially in children, and look to support ways that will build a strong, fit nation that will carry on for generations. We are delighted to collaborate with Doha College and share their values in goals for an eco-friendly school and to be able to provide healthy, nutritious meal options to their students and faculty."

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“It is in the school’s interest that the food students eat while in our care is varied, healthy and of high nutritional value. The philosophy of providing plant-based foods in addition to our current offering is in keeping with Doha College’s ethos as a Green Flag and Eco school, where sustainability matters,” added Dr Steffen Sommer, Principal of Doha College.“Being an Eco-school is very much part of our curriculum, and the focus on wellbeing and healthy living is a centrepiece of what our welfare team do. We want to be a trend-setter and encourage many other schools to do the same.”

In 2016, Doha College became the first institution in Qatar to be awarded the Green Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education and has since carried out many environmental actions campaigns. To find out more, visit