Hameet Batebajwe (1989-2017)
Today we are remembering our friend Hameet Batebajwe (1989-2017). Hameet was one of the first cohort of study programme students and the inspiration behind its foundation. He continued to study at Swarthmore and was a good friend to students and staff.
Hameet was born with severe learning disabilities but refused to be treated as anything less than an equal. He wanted to do the things which everybody else takes for granted. He wanted to have a job.
Hameet’s courage and determination have changed the world for the rest of us.
In his memory we promise to make it better still.